Friday, July 28, 2006

National Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week Applauded By Provider Of Power Wheelchairs

 
The SCOOTER Store Recognizes National Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week

Leading provider of power wheelchairs applauds efforts by Senator Santorum to introduce resolution.

New Braunfels, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2006 -- To further educate people about the importance of working with lawful and ethical mobility suppliers, The SCOOTER Store, America’s leading provider of power wheelchairs and scooters, is celebrating National Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week May 22-26. The company joins professional compliance organizations and other businesses across the country in recognition of its ongoing education efforts to reinforce its commitments to integrity, ethics and compliance to laws and regulations.

Activities undertaken during the week reflect the company’s mission of setting and achieving the highest standards regarding compliance and ethics. Those standards cover quality improvement, fiscal management, risk and safety, corporate training and operating instructions for those who receive mobility products and services, such as power wheelchairs and scooters. Maintaining these standards led to The SCOOTER Store being accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. in 2003.

“The SCOOTER Store has been a strong proponent of mandatory third-party accreditation and is looking forward to our 2006 assessment by ACHC of our processes and policies,” said Mike Pfister, company president. “It’s a testament to our core ideologies and our philosophical commitment to ‘Always do the right thing’ that we are pushing ourselves to achieve even higher standards.”

The SCOOTER Store announced in March the implementation of the measures required to comply with new quality standards proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This important milestone was reached nearly a year ahead of schedule. The standards were proposed by CMS last fall, with the expected adoption in 2007.
    
“As an industry leader for more than 15 years of mobility products, The SCOOTER Store is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the Medicare system,” Pfister said. “This commitment includes working closely with major manufacturers to identify and report to CMS any questionable activity across the country. In addition, we have initiated a liaison with several physician organizations that will advise us on all business and clinically related ethical guidelines.”

Pfister also applauded U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) for introducing Senate Resolution 494, recognizing May 22-26 as National Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week.

“Congress’ passage of legislation like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which recognizes the important role of compliance programs for organizations that desire to maintain an ethical and law abiding workplace, signals a commitment to the values that The SCOOTER Store lives by every day,” Pfister said. “It is appropriate that we celebrate our dedication to these goals throughout this week and beyond.”

About The SCOOTER Store
Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more than 250,000 people with limited mobility. The SCOOTER Store offers a full line of durable medical equipment, including power wheelchairs and
scooters, lift, ramps and accessories through over 70 locations coast to coast. The SCOOTER Store has worked with more than 100,000 physicians, providing expertise and quality service to their patients. For more information, visit The SCOOTER Store website at www.thescooterstore.com.

For More Information Contact:
Mark Leita
Director of Public Affairs
The SCOOTER Store
(830) 627-4717

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Press Contact: Mark Leita
Company Name: The SCOOTER Store
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Phone: 830-627-4717
Website:
http://www.thescooterstore.com