Power Chairs


Todd Walling Named Permobil's New SVP of North American Sales

Walling to focus on building a team of Permobil/TiLite sales reps with strong clinical knowledge.

NHIC Announces Results of Power Chair Widespread Prepayment Review

Latest announcement covers K0823 claims for the first half of 2014.

Medicare PMD Demonstration Expansion Is Underway

Twelve more states have joined the prior authorization program that ends in August.

USA Power Soccer World Cup Team Announced

National team will play in 2015 World Cup.

Power & Manual Chairs Sizes

ATP Series

Staying Svelte

Size matters when power & manual chairs need to fit into the real world

Washington Post Story on PMD Fraud Confounds Industry

Article describes long-ago Medicare fraud schemes without updated information.

NGS: Q1 PWC Claims Error Rate Remains High

Nearly 400 power wheelchair claims were examined in latest prepayment review.

Permobil Acquires TiLite

Ultralightweight wheelchair manufacturer will retain its highly popular branding, Permobil says.



power demands on power wheelchairs

ATP Series

Leading a "Charged" Life

Today's Power Chairs Are Expected to Do It All — But How Will They Keep Up with Consumers' Powerful Demands?

The demands on power wheelchairs are greater than ever: They're expected to provide not only mobility, but also power to positioning systems, communications systems, respiratory equipment and consumer electronics. How are these demands impacting power chair designs... and what will come next?

CMS Plans to Expand PMD Prior Authorization Demo

Federal Register information says agency wants to add 12 states to the demonstration roster.

Independent Mobility for Young Children

Pediatrics Series

I Can Push Myself

We Cheer the Benefits of Independent Mobility for Young Children. But Does Dependent Mobility Get a Bad Rap?

The benefits of independent pediatric mobility are many, but what role can caregiver-propelled mobility play in the life of very young children? Is there room for both technologies to co-exist?

Pride Mobility & Active Controls Announce Partnership

Midline driving controls can now be installed on power chairs prior to customer delivery.

Industry: Scooter Store Repair "Remedy" Won't Help Consumers

Providers who want to repair former Scooter Store equipment face problems with documentation and payment.

Invacare Update: Third Certification Audit Approval Delayed

Focus of final third-party audit is the manufacturer's new complaint handling system.

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