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LUCI modernizes power wheelchairs


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – LUCI wants its new hardware and software platform to serve as a “catalyst” for further innovation in the power wheelchair market.

Merits signs contract with Numotion


CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Merits Health Products has signed a contract with Numotion to become the Brentwood, Tenn.-based national complex rehab provider’s preferred provider for Group 2 power wheelchairs.

OIG pushes monthly rentals for all PMDs


WASHINGTON – Medicare could save millions if it sought legislation to shift from a lump-sum purchase option to a monthly rental payment for all power mobility devices, according to a report from the Office

Max Mobility gets smarter


ANTIOCH, Tenn. – Max Mobility has created a new position, SmartDrive Educator, and has named Devon Doebele, the Florida territory manager for MSL Associates, to fill it.

Pride Mobility expands in Mississippi


EXETER, Pa. – Pride Mobility Products is investing $2 million in a new facility in Pontotoc, Miss., according to the Memphis Business Journal. The move will create 150 jobs, the journal reports.

Orbit agrees to $7.5 million settlement


WASHINGTON – Orbit Medical and its partial successor, Rehab Medical, have agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle allegations that it altered and forged physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today.

Demo set to arrive in 12 new states


YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS’s PMD demo is set to arrive in 12 new states in just a few weeks and, for the most part, providers are welcoming it with open arms.

CMS proposal oversimplifies wheelchair provision


WASHINGTON – The devil’s in the details, and the lack of details in CMS’s proposal to implement bundled monthly payments for standard manual and power wheelchairs has stakeholders on edge.

Review results in 87.7% error rate for power wheelchairs


INDIANAPOLIS – The claim error rate for Group 2 power wheelchairs without power seating options was 87.7% between Jan. 1 and March 31, according to National Government Services (NGS), the Jurisdiction B DME MAC.

Gov’t to Orbit Medical: We want our money back


WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against Orbit Medical and Jake Kilgore for allegedly altering and forging physician prescriptions and supporting documentation for power wheelchairs and accessories.