Effective October 26, the Scooter Store lost its federal contract with Medicare eliminating the ability to sell assets in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company entered liquidation and terminated remaining employees on September 13, 2013.
Doug and Susanna Harrison founded The SCOOTER Store in 1991 in New Braunfels, Texas. In 2003, The SCOOTER Store filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for wrongfully denied Medicare claims. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services claimed that their own "Certificate of Medical Necessity" did not certify medical necessity. The federal government countersued the company. The SCOOTER Store agreed to settle its dispute with the government in 2007, having already recovered the majority of the claims in question.
In 2007, the company founded its Alliance Seating & Mobility (ASM) Division. By 2009, The SCOOTER Store had 129 locations across the United States, employed 2,368 people, and served more than 400,000 customers.
In February, 2011, The SCOOTER Store announced a new strategic partnership with an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners for financing to fuel the company’s growth and potential acquisitions needed to serve the growing ranks of senior Americans.