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 …

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 …

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 …

27 Year Old Parapalegic Loses Custom Wheelchair in Schuylkill River, PA

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A 27 year old man lost his “top-end, customized wheelchair” when his canoe flipped while on an outing on the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. According to the Philly Voice which reported the story: Frank Ganther and a couple of friends set out on a five-mile kayak-and-canoe trip from near the Spring Mill station in Conshohocken to Manayunk. “The cushion is …

Cool, New Product Allows You to Motorize Your Manual Wheelchair in Second

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We came across this video recently on Autoblog. It’s about the Firefly wheelchair attachment Watch the video and read the article here: Firefly is an electric wheelchair attachment that motorizes most wheelchairs. Initial installation takes about 30 minutes but then Firefly will attach and detach from your wheelchair in seconds. Learn more about the Firefly from Rio Mobility at riomobility.com …