Keeping your cool when your wheelchair breaks

There’s one superpower every wheelchair-user on the planet must possess: The ability to keep one’s stuff together when something breaks. Especially the critical I-need-them-to-live-my-life mobility products. When everyone’s favorite mobility product - the wheelchair - breaks down, you’ve got [..}

Take Action to Change Flawed Competitive Bidding Program

It’s been a while since my last blog on Medicare’s competitive bidding program for Durable Medical Equipment (DME).  It’s important to realize that this program has moved forward despite its many flaws! It will decrease access to products and services that are vital to consumers function and [..}

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How to Choose the Right Wheelchair Company

It is no secret that choosing a good durable medical equipment vendor can be a daunting task. Knowing just a few simple things can make the search for a competent rehab provider much easier. The first thing to remember is that the process of obtaining a piece of  medical equipment (such as a [..}

DME Legislative Updates from NCART to You

One of my responsibilities at Altimate Medical, Inc. is to inform our staff about legislative issues that will either directly effect, or have a trickle down effect on our suppliers, clinicians, and ultimately the consumer. My main source for clear, concise legislative information and updates is [..}

7 steps to buying Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

After talking with newly injured clients and caregivers last Friday at the Abilities Expo in Minneapolis, I found a common theme arise. How do I get this item (stander, wheelchair, cushion, etc.) purchased for me? I was amazed at how many people recently (and not so recently) out of rehab had not [..}