Stay tuned


So, we just sent our September issue to the printers last week, and after a long weekend of not really relaxing in Baxter State Park (primarily due to a trifecta of black flies, mosquitoes and noseeums), we're ready to start on the October issue. For the Rehab section, it looks like there's going to be a lot of follow-up news.

No surprise, there, when you think about all the issues still on the table. There are efforts to prevent the first-month purchase option for power wheelchairs from being eliminated. There are efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab. There are also efforts to create a specialty certification for wheeled seating and mobility.

On a state level, California is considering contracting for manual wheelchairs and Georgia is tinkering with how it pays for complex wheelchairs.

Here's one I haven't thought about in a while: There are efforts to revamp the manual wheelchair benefit.

Stay tuned.

Liz Beaulieu