CMS Eases Requirements for HME Patients Who Lose Equipment in Florida due to Hurricane Michael

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released an announcement of efforts to support Florida’s emergency response due to Hurricane Michael, which includes these provisions related to HME: Medical equipment and supplies replacements: CMS will temporarily suspend certain requirements necessary for Medicare beneficiaries who have lost or sustained damage to their durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies …

New Company Using 3D Technology to Disrupt Wheelchair Industry

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Rachael Wallach and her company, Disrupt Disability, are literally disrupting the wheelchair industry – or at least that’s their intention. They call their disruption “wheelwear”  and bill it as “the first modular wheelchair that you can continually customize to your changing needs and preferences and will give “wheelwearers” the opportunity to buy additional leisure or fashion modules. Wheelwear provides an …

Best, Fast Repairs for Your Mobility Scooter in Lakeland, FL

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Broken scooter? Battery not working? No need to search around for a “Lakeland scooter repair company” – our expert scooter technicians fix all brands and models quickly, with most appointments being scheduled the same day or next business day of your call. Call today. Personal in-home repair visits or phone support is available. Pride. Drive Medical. Bought in a store …

Fascinating and Encouraging Story of Senator Tammy Duckworth, Her Life in a Wheelchair and Having a Baby at 50

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Great article we’re sharing from Vogue Magazine about Senator Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs after the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting was shot down over Iraq in 2004. Read the full article here: From the article, Illinois Senator Ladda Tammy Duckworth owns a great pair of legs. They’re painstakingly painted by an artist to match the skin tone …

Medicare Beneficiaries Should Get Replacement of Any Equipment That is Damaged or Destroyed by Hurricane Florence

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When the President declares a disaster or emergency under the Stafford Act or National Emergencies Act and the HHS Secretary declares a public health emergency under Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, the Secretary is authorized to take certain actions in addition to his/her regular authorities. For example, under section 1135 of the Social Security Act, the Secretary …

Wheelchair Repair Services in North Carolina Will Be Needed After Hurricane Florence

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As Hurricane Florence comes and goes, there will be many residents of North Carolina towns and cities who will be seeking wheelchair repair services and mobility scooter repair services after the storm. At WI Medical, our network of certified repair technicians can fix and and all problems with wheelchairs and scooters – from the beaches to the middle of the …

Invacare Wheelchair Repairs Needed in Pensacola, Get Quick Help

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When the powered wheelchair you rely on breaks down or just needs regular maintenance, it can be frustrating. What’s normally a reliable wheelchair from Invacare (like the one see at right) is much like any wheelchair — because it’s a machine with a motor and moving parts, it has the potential to breakdown. And the older the wheelchair, the more …

South Carolina Wheelchair Repair Services After Hurricane Florence

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As Hurricane Florence comes and goes, there will be many residents of South Carolina towns and cities who will be seeking wheelchair repair services and mobility scooter repair services after the storm. At WI Medical, our network of certified repair technicians can fix and and all problems with wheelchairs and scooters – from the beaches of the lowcountry to the …

With Millions Facing Hurricane Florence’s Destructive Path, Those With Limited Mobility Will Face Challenges Too

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With Hurricane Florence making landfall along the East Coast of the U.S., millions of people in the Carolinas, Virginia and other states could be impacted for days if not weeks with flooding, power outages, clean up and loss of public services. The fact the the hurricane is so large – the area of tropical storm force winds generated by the …

New Zealand Woman in Wheelchair Says Managing Intersections Can Be Dangerous

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The Otago Daily Times in their article Curbs Endangering Wheelchair Users reports: A wheelchair user fears for her safety if nothing is done to improve the kerbs at a busy South Dunedin intersection. Dunedin woman Fiona Russell says trying to navigate the Hillside Rd and King Edward St intersection in her wheelchair can be dangerous. Often her chair will get …