Navigation Links
Power Wheelchair Brings Independence and Hope to Man with Complications Due to Spina Bifida
Date:8/9/2012

Studies show that power wheelchairs actually reduce government health spending because Medicare patients have fewer falls and hospital emergency room visits with power wheelchairs. The mobility devices also delay placement in costly care facilities.

Yet, over the last nine years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has repeatedly implemented a series of policy and regulation changes making it more difficult for Medicare beneficiaries to receive power wheelchairs prescribed by their physicians.  At the same time, home medical equipment providers have faced devastating cuts in reimbursements for power wheelchairs, excessive audits, and other policies that jeopardize their ability to continue providing the medical devices.

"Senior citizens and people living with physical disabilities clearly benefit from power wheelchairs, but CMS and Congress repeatedly adopt policies that restrict use of the Medicare power mobility benefit," said Tyler Wilson, (no relation to Ryan), who is president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare. "This increases government spending by driving Medicare patients into expensive nursing homes and other care facilities.  The government has to get smarter about health care policy."

The latest threat to the benefit comes from CMS' plan to implement a demonstration program that will subject all claims for power mobility to a prior authorization process for a period of three years in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Texas.  Medicare patients in these states receive nearly 50 percent of the power mobility prescribed annually to beneficiaries.

While stakeholders, such as physicians, providers and disability advocates, generally support the prior authorization program, most steadfastly insist that it include a clinical template that physicians can use to precisely provide the information that CMS seeks to document patients' medical need for pow
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Physician Details Problems with Medicare Approval Process for Power Wheelchairs
2. Providers of Durable Medical Equipment Ensure Independence and Safety during Extreme Weather and Power Outages
3. Kaiser Permanente Ranks Highest in 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Employer Satisfaction Study for Second Year in a Row
4. The Healing Power of Human Milk
5. Effectiveness of Medicare Authorization Program for Power Wheelchairs Rests on Inclusion of a Clinical Template
6. ResearchMoz: Global Power Wheelchairs Market Will Reach $3.9 Billion by 2018 - Market Research Report
7. Verenium To Present At The Deutsche Bank 2012 Clean Tech, Utilities & Power Conference
8. Homecare Community Dismayed that Medicare Will Start Prior Authorization for Wheelchairs without a Clinical Template for Physicians to Document Need
9. Disability Advocates Tell Medicare: Use a Clinical Template to Accurately Document Medical Need for Wheelchairs
10. Transitions Optical Brings Importance Of Healthy, Enhanced Vision Into Focus By Taking National Sightseeing City Tour To Chicago And Announcing The Citys Top 10 Sights To See
11. Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL, Inc.) Brings Advanced Testing to Capitol Hill, Discusses Health Care Cost Savings and Quality Improvement Potential
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 24, 2014  IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IG), ... company, announced its financial results for the second quarter ended ... , Total revenues of $6.5 million in the second ... quarter in 2013 , Total revenues of $13.3 million ... of 78% over the same period in 2013 , ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... ANGELES , July 24, 2014 Many new ... they can do to ensure that their practice will be ... purchase the basic supplies they use the most can make ... and many dentists have recently discovered that purchasing discount ... loss. According to successful dentists across ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... N.C. , July 24, 2014 ... has signed an Agreement with Kineticos, a ... consulting company. Kineticos will support LSI Medience in ... sepsis management, to demonstrate utility in clinical trials. ... shown potential utility in diagnosis of sepsis, prognosis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IGI Laboratories Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results 2IGI Laboratories Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results 3IGI Laboratories Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results 4IGI Laboratories Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results 5IGI Laboratories Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results 6IGI Laboratories Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results 7Dental Supplies Online is Key to Dental Success...Really! 2LSI Medience Corporation and Kineticos Sign Agreement Related to the Presepsin Biomarker in Sepsis Management and Treatment 2
... 28, 2011  A 67-year-old man with Alzheimer,s disease is ... outside in near-freezing temperatures thanks to the quick action of ... wearable locator device. Robert Campbell was recovered ... He was located on Victory Boulevard, more than a mile ...
... LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2011 InstaCare Corp. (OTC ... provider of direct to patient diabetes programs, a leading ... chronically ill, and a leading developer of revolutionary cell ... on Thursday, February 24, 2011, the Company filed a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Staten Island Man Now Safe at Home Thanks to EmSeeQ® Locator Device 2Staten Island Man Now Safe at Home Thanks to EmSeeQ® Locator Device 3InstaCare Files Full Utility Patent for MD@Hand & MD@Work Technologies 2InstaCare Files Full Utility Patent for MD@Hand & MD@Work Technologies 3
(Date:7/25/2014)... Myers, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The app provides a tailored ... painful and potentially dangerous sunburns and skin damage. In ... the sights, sounds, and capabilities of iTanSmart. , ... describing the app as a ‘better organized’ and ‘great ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... As the category creator and world leader in healthy ... transform and improve individual lives worldwide through its exclusive and ... a successful Austin, Texas based "Xocai Activ Drink" author, is ... July to promote the up and coming mxicorp.com/company/igc Eric Worre ... has been a leader in the Network Marketing Profession for ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 25, 2014 iFitDress.com, a renowned ... new range of casual party dresses . According ... party gowns are now offered at discounted prices, up ... this morning until August 04. , Most of ... in the global market. They are popular for special ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... For rats bearing human breast tumors, exposure to dim ... breast cancer drug tamoxifen, according to data published in ... Association for Cancer Research. The negative effects of dim ... rats a melatonin supplement during the night. , "Resistance ... hormone receptor-positive breast cancer," said Steven M. Hill, PhD, ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap Manchester ... Authority Field on July 26th. For the past four years, the ... the best club teams from around the world to North America ... weeks after its completion, fans – new and old alike – ... in the world compete. Some of these players were already members ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:iTanSmart® Suntan App by UV Technologies, LLC Gets a ‘Big Thumbs Up’ from New York Times App Smart Columnist, Kit Eaton 2Health News:iTanSmart® Suntan App by UV Technologies, LLC Gets a ‘Big Thumbs Up’ from New York Times App Smart Columnist, Kit Eaton 3Health News:Austin, Texas Based "Xocai Activ Drink" Author, Adam Paul Green, to Visit Niigata Japan to Promote mxicorp.com/company/igc Eric Worre Speaking Engagement 2Health News:Austin, Texas Based "Xocai Activ Drink" Author, Adam Paul Green, to Visit Niigata Japan to Promote mxicorp.com/company/igc Eric Worre Speaking Engagement 3Health News:Austin, Texas Based "Xocai Activ Drink" Author, Adam Paul Green, to Visit Niigata Japan to Promote mxicorp.com/company/igc Eric Worre Speaking Engagement 4Health News:2014 Casual Party Dresses for Chic Ladies Now at iFitDress.com 2Health News:Exposure to dim light at night may make breast cancers resistant to tamoxifen 2Health News:Manchester United vs. AS Roma Tickets Denver Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Guinness International Champions Cup Match 2Health News:Manchester United vs. AS Roma Tickets Denver Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Guinness International Champions Cup Match 3
... , CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 1 Last month on a prominent ... Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine, recommended ... sleep plan for people trying to achieve a better night,s sleep ... for people when they are sleeping," said Dr. Pelayo. "There are ...
... Results of a large-scale clinical trial presented today at ... (RSNA) provide the first strong evidence of the benefit of ... at elevated risk for breast cancer. In addition, the study ... cancer. , "We found that annual screening with ultrasound in ...
... , , CHICAGO, Dec. 2 Targeted ... is a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to invasive biopsies ... two studies presented today at the annual meeting of the ... breast ultrasound, we can reduce the number of expensive and ...
... , SEATTLE, Dec. 2 ... today that Ruth Pettengell, M.D. of St. George,s Hospital, University ... trial will present new data on the pixantrone phase III ... Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology on Saturday, ...
... standard conservative therapy to a minimally invasive treatment called ... while both treatments help patients in the short run, ... two years later. Results of the study, the first ... meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). ...
... ... , ... (Vocus) -- Omnetics Connector Corporation, the world leader in nano-miniature connectors, has announced the ... These are the smallest Mil-Quality circulars available. The threaded metal shell provides a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sleep Specialist Dr. Rafael Pelayo Recommends ASTI's Ecotones Duet Sleep Sound Machine 2Health News:Sleep Specialist Dr. Rafael Pelayo Recommends ASTI's Ecotones Duet Sleep Sound Machine 3Health News:Annual Screening With Breast Ultrasound or MRI Could Benefit Some Women 2Health News:Annual Screening With Breast Ultrasound or MRI Could Benefit Some Women 3Health News:Targeted Breast Ultrasound Can Reduce Biopsies for Women Under Forty 2Health News:New Pixantrone Phase III Data to be Presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology 2Health News:New Pixantrone Phase III Data to be Presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology 3Health News:New Pixantrone Phase III Data to be Presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology 4Health News:Outpatient disc treatment gives long-term back pain relief 2Health News:Omnetics Announces Newest Addition to Nano Circular Family 2
Provides 30% more illumination, high light output for true tissue. Wide-angle viewing lens, sealed system for pneumatic otoscopy....
... The Shandon Cryotome FE and FSE are ... Thermo Electron. The microtome is outside of ... cleaning, as well as faster temperature adjustment. ... operation. Complete temperature controls on the main ...
A standard, durable and reliable indirect....
Designed to retain the desired curve during oral intubation....
Medicine Products: