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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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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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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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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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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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Council raises awareness on power seat elevation 

July 25, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Council on Disability (NCD) will host a virtual public roundtable on Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. EST to promote Medicare coverage of power seat elevation and standing systems, according to NCART. The two-hour roundtable will include perspectives from members of Congress, people with mobility disabilities, clinicians, researchers and others regarding the legal and policy implications of coverage. “This is a very positive development in establishing Medicare coverage for...

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In brief: Grau to lead NCART, Quipt doubles up, Rehab Medical makes buy

July 15, 2022HME News Staff

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Wayne Grau will start as executive director of NCART in August.  Grau, whose experience includes working for a large manufacturer, a provider and a member services organization, will replace Don Clayback, who will retire on Sept. 13 after 13 years leading the organization.  “Wayne will bring a vast knowledge base to NCART and will help move the organization ahead,” said Greg Packer, president of NCART and president of U.S. Rehab, a division of the...

Medline, National Seating & Mobility, NCART, Northshore Care Supply, Owens & Minor, Pride Mobility Products


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Grau to lead NCART

July 11, 2022HME News Staff

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Wayne Grau will start as executive director of NCART in August.  Grau, whose experience includes working for a large manufacturer, a provider and a member services organization, will replace Don Clayback, who will retire on Sept. 13 after 13 years leading the organization.  “Wayne will bring a vast knowledge base to NCART and will help move the organization ahead,” said Greg Packer, president of NCART and president of U.S. Rehab, a division of the...

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NCART, U.S. Rehab survey CRT companies

June 30, 2022HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART and U.S. Rehab have teamed up on a 2022 CRT Provider Benchmarking Survey. The collected information will help CRT providers better manage their businesses and will be used in NCART's industry advocacy efforts. This 18-question survey encompasses multiple aspects of operations and will supply critical data on the changes that have occurred over the last two years. All provider-specific information will remain strictly confidential and will not be shared. Participating...

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