Sunrise Web Site Features Power Coding Tools

File this one under "Knowledge Is Power," or maybe just under "Cool Web Resources We Like." Go to Sunrise Medical's Web site, click on the black Power Coding Update button on the right side of the home page, and you're transported to a government Funding Resource Center that's a treasure chest of resources.

Here you'll find information on educational opportunities; links to pertinent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web sites; order forms; product positioning assistance; and a Contact Our Experts section featuring Sunrise Medical VP of Government Relations Rita Hostak and SVP of Global Clinical Services Dr. Robert Hoover.

Be sure to catch the power mobility code presentation that explains CMS' new local coverage determination for Medicare beneficiaries seeking power mobility equipment and defines the new POV and power chair coding groups. The multimedia presentation, lasting approximately nine minutes, discusses the requirements for beneficiaries to qualify for POVs or power chairs classified in Groups 1, 2 or 3.

Yes, there is mention of Rhythm and Groove power chairs and other Sunrise-branded products, and yes, the presentation is definitely aimed at PMD professionals and suppliers in particular. But there's enough general information here — explained in straightforward English — to make this video a valuable learning experience for clinicians, referral sources, end-users and caregivers in addition to your own staff. So go to www.sunrisemedical.com to check it out.

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