Navigation Links
State of the Medicare Mobility Benefit
Date:1/20/2011

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State of the Medicare Mobility Benefit has never been more troubling, and perplexing. For much of the last decade, Congress and regulators implemented policies and regulations limiting the effectiveness of the Medicare benefit that is used by senior citizens and people living with disabilities to obtain power wheelchairs prescribed by their physicians. But a series of changes ranging from the so-called competitive bidding program to elimination of the first-month purchase option to excessive audits and denial of reimbursement claims are combining to place serious doubt on whether Medicare beneficiaries can continue to receive medically required power mobility equipment that enhances their quality of life and ultimately saves taxpayer dollars.

It's unfortunate that as we assess the care received by some of the most vulnerable people in our society, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) must question the government's commitment to them. On July 30, 1965, when President Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law, he asserted to former President Truman, who was at his side, "...there is another tradition that we share today. It calls upon us never to be indifferent toward despair. It commands us never to turn away from helplessness. It directs us never to ignore or to spurn those who suffer untended in a land that is bursting with abundance."

Yet, it's clear to many physicians, clinicians, advocates for people with disabilities and medical equipment providers that in the coming months the government will not live up to that pledge.  Across the country, especially in rural areas, there will be Medicare patients holding prescriptions for power wheelchairs who will be unable to find providers that can supply them with wheelchairs in a timely manner, and perhaps not at all.  Government policies have jeopardized the sustainability of many small and family businesses, forcing them
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine technology :

1. Winner Medical Obtains Cotton Processing Certificate from the State Development and Reform Commission
2. American Scientific Resources, Inc. Announces S-1 Registration Statement Effective; Commences Public Reporting Requirements
3. HASCO Medical Signs Agreement With the State of Alabama
4. Statement From Lilly on FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation Regarding Liprotamase New Drug Application for Treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
5. First Five-Year Outcomes Published on CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Prostate Cancer
6. ThermoGenesis Corp. Files Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3
7. State Launches Immunize for Good Marketing Campaign to Remind Parents Immunizations are Safe and the Best Way to Prevent Childhood Illness
8. What About Us? The State of Womens Sexual Health in Question
9. CentraState Healthcare System Selects MobileMD for Health Information Exchange; Introduces EMR Light to Healthcare Community
10. Statement of Kenneth Stein, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Boston Scientific on JAMA Article
11. Robotic Surgery Expert Dr. David Samadi, MD Determines Live Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgeries During Israel Trip A Success
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, ... today announced it has completed the sale to Galderma ... Dysport owned or held by Valeant for $1.4 billion ... Nestle S.A, which recently completed its acquisition of Galderma. ... divestiture of our products to a company that is ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... disease (ID) specialists are willing to prescribe Durata,s ... for use as OPAT, approximately two-thirds of the ... to their hospital inpatients. However, our findings indicate ... are initiated on OPAT following hospital discharge, and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) today ... dividend of $0.275 (27.5 cents) per share on the corporation,s ... to holders of record on July 21, 2014. ... to helping people on their path to better health as ... States . Through the company,s more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 2Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Alliance for Cancer ... non-profit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies ... has joined the organization as Senior Development Officer. ... deep experience securing gifts and addressing influential donors. ... Giving Director for NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Global enterprises today are shifting ... day-to-day management activities. Managed services offer these global enterprises ... economic slowdown resulted into rising operational costs to companies. ... considered to be the global market driver for expanding ... global managed services market is estimated to grow from ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Presently, disposable medical ... healthcare equipment and supplies segment. During the past two ... steady growth (on an average 12.5% per year), primarily ... settings. Currently, the US is the largest market for ... share of 40%. The second position is held by ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that ... significantly higher rates of smoking than those without ... less likely to attempt quitting than those without ... be sufficient for this population. The study and ... print in the American Journal of Public ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... has found that organic foods and crops have ... including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide ... 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the nutritional quality and ... fruits, vegetables, and grains. The study team applied ... and non-organic foods. , "Science marches on," ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 2Health News:Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Welcomes Joshua Corday as Senior Development Officer 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Managed Services Market Worth $68.65 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Global Disposable Medical Supplies Market to See Robust Growth Through Next Decade, According to New TriMark Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Miriam Hospital study examines smoking prevalence 2Health News:Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming 2Health News:Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming 3
... Enjoy the Freedom to Breathe, Event to Raise Awareness of Benefits ... ... Hundreds of attendees,of this week,s 2007 National Conference on Tobacco or ... Thursday outside,the Minneapolis Convention Center to raise awareness about the benefits ...
... Open Access: freely available for anyone to read, ... the authorship is properly attributed. , This week ... that aim to highlight the profound influence of ... of Science Editors Global Theme Issue on Poverty ...
... Care Pipeline Offers State-of-the-art Treatment, MEMPHIS, ... leader in cancer care, announced today the ... square foot, state-of-the art,facility is being opened ... provide ,western-style, comprehensive cancer care. Shanghai,represents the ...
... of gloss, depth of image, and ... MANSFIELD, Texas, Oct. 22 Solvay Engineered Polymers,Inc., ... use in the,production of extruded sheet. The new ... acrylic layer onto a substrate of thermoplastic,polyolefin (TPO) ...
... and NEW YORK, Oct. 22 ,Genzyme Corporation (Nasdaq: ... BIVN ),announced this afternoon that Bioenvision stockholders have ... Genzyme at a reconvened special,shareholder meeting in New ... have now ceased trading and the company will,be ...
... ,Super Bug, Other Biological ... ... dozens of cases of MRSA,the drug-resistant staph bacterium, are being reported ... student, some,school districts are taking the proactive step of bringing in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hundreds to Gather for Rally in Celebration of Right to Breathe Clean Air 2Health News:Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor? 2Health News:Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor? 3Health News:Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor? 4Health News:Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor? 5Health News:West Clinic Continues Expansion Into Asian Market With Opening of Shanghai Cancer Center 2Health News:New ADDHERE(TM) Adhesive Tie Layer Bonds Acrylic Cap Layers to Substrates of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) in Production of Sheet for Use in Thermoforming 2Health News:New ADDHERE(TM) Adhesive Tie Layer Bonds Acrylic Cap Layers to Substrates of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) in Production of Sheet for Use in Thermoforming 3Health News:New ADDHERE(TM) Adhesive Tie Layer Bonds Acrylic Cap Layers to Substrates of Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) in Production of Sheet for Use in Thermoforming 4Health News:Bioenvision Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Genzyme Corporation 2Health News:Bioenvision Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Genzyme Corporation 3Health News:Bioenvision Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Genzyme Corporation 4Health News:MARCOR Responds to Deadly MRSA Outbreak 2
Curved shafts with micro Pierse type tips. Flat open serrated handle with dull finish....
Straight shafts with 0.1 mm Pierse tips. Flat smooth handle with dull finish....
Colibri style 0.1 mm Pierse tips. Flat smooth handle with dull finish....
The Elschnig teeth of this forceps are ideal for grasping sclera during suturing. Delicate tying platform handles the finest suture material. 0.12 mm, 1 x 2 teeth....
Medicine Products: