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Congress throws support behind power standing systems

September 23, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders now also have a sign-on letter circulating in the Senate asking CMS to open a public comment period for power standing systems.  The three senators spearheading the letter – Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Bob Casey, D-Pa. – have supported efforts to move forward with Medicare coverage for these systems in the past, but they did so individually.  “They’re stepping it up with this group...

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Don Clayback

Mobility

Stakeholders show up in force for complex rehab

September 23, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – A record 300 providers, manufacturers, clinicians, consumers and others participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14, a nearly 58% increase over last year.  They held 292 congressional meetings on that one day.  “Attendance was significantly higher than prior years, including last year, when we had 190 participate,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART.  The three main talking points of those meetings: securing...

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Power standing systems: Stakeholders increase pressure to act 

September 22, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders now have a sign-on letter circulating in the Senate that asks CMS to open a public comment period for power standing systems, NCART reports.  The letter is spearheaded by Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Bob Casey, D-Pa.  “Now is the time for CRT advocates to take action,” NCART stated in a bulletin. “We need your help getting signatures on both letters to send a strong message to CMS.”  There...

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RESNA president: We need to capture interest in health science, technology

September 16, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – RESNA’s new board president, Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET, believes the educational opportunities for students looking to specialize in assistive and rehabilitative technology are approaching “critical mass.”  Here’s what DiGiovine, a clinical professor at The Ohio State University, which is building a new Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology Certificate Program, had to say about the increasing focus in academia on this specialty and...

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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Medicare Advantage, Medtrade, NCART, NCPA, NRRTS, RESNA, Telehealth


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Don Clayback

Mobility

CRT efforts gain momentum with fly-in

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, congressional fly-in, NCART, NRRTS, seat elevation, standing systems


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Stacy Clouse

Mobility

NSM ‘doubles down’ on education outreach

August 26, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has significantly expanded its education outreach to OTs, PTs and other clinicians through its new NSM Momentum Academy.  The company has a total of six regional events scheduled this year expected to draw anywhere from 60 to 200 attendees, depending on the market.  “It’s a good time to double down on education,” said Stacy Clouse, regional director of market development for the Southeast. “There’s...

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Wayne Grau takes lead at NCART

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Wayne Grau takes lead at NCART

August 19, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Wayne Grau plans to do more listening than talking in his new role as executive director of NCART.  Grau, whose first day on the job was Aug. 1, says despite his 30-year career in the HME industry, much of it focused on complex rehab, he still has a lot to learn.  “My job is really to listen to members,” he said. “There’s thousands of years of experience with these manufacturers and providers. It would be silly of me to think I know...

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Mike Seidel on the importance of representation

August 19, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

KANSAS CITY – When Mike Seidel was named the recipient of the 2022 Simon Margolis Fellow Award, it might not have been a surprise for anyone else in the complex rehab technology industry, but it was for him.  NRRTS gives out the award each year to a NRRTS registrant who has made long-standing and significant contributions to NRRTS, the CRT industry, and the overall seating and mobility community.  “I was taken aback by it,” said Seidel, ATP, CRTS, the vice president...

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NSM launches consumer council

August 17, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has formed the NSM Consumer Insights Council to provide valuable insight about the trends, priorities and drivers affecting the complex rehab technology client experience. “Client experience is the heart of our business. Delivering a best-in-class client experience is as important as delivering a safe and quality mobility product or solution,” said Bill Mixon, CEO. “The mobility journey is not only unique to each person we serve,...

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