Updates: Separate benefit, first-month purchase option


Don Clayback e-mailed NCART members late on Friday to let them know that a steering committee working on a separate benefit for complex rehab plans to publish a new "proposal paper" on Sept. 30. It also plans to hold two teleconferences to discuss the paper on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. (click here to register) and Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. (click here to register). I'll be tuning in on Oct. 4.

"We are making progress with this major initiative and it is important that you stay aware of what is developing and provide your input," Clayback wrote to members. "These calls give you that opportunity."

Click here for my latest story on the steering committee's efforts.

In other rehab news, NRRTS announced this morning that its board of directors has voted to support a delay in eliminating the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs (see blog below this one).

"Even though complex rehab technology Group 3 power chairs have been excluded, we recognize that many complex rehab technology suppliers also offer Group 2 power chairs to meet their clients' needs," stated Executive Director Simon Margolis.

Over and out...

Liz Beaulieu