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NCART grows membership

January 4, 2022HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART says it grew its membership by nearly 20% in 2021. Two of the organization’s newest members include Alpine Home Medical, a provider with 10 locations in Utah and Idaho; and Matia Robotics, a manufacturer of “innovative solutions” for individuals with disabilities. “Thank you to both organizations for adding their support to CRT advocacy work,” the organization stated in a bulletin. “We couldn’t be prouder to be working alongside...

Accessories, NCART, Power seat elevation, Telehealth


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Don Clayback

Mobility

Stakeholders on power seat elevation: ‘We’re hoping to hear concrete steps’

December 22, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders were scheduled to meet with CMS officials right before the holidays to check on their request to reconsider coverage for power seat elevation and power standing systems.  The meeting was scheduled to take place on Dec. 22 with Dr. Meena Seshamani, deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare, and others.  “We’re hoping to hear from them about specific, concrete steps that the agency is taking and, hopefully,...

Complex Rehab, ITEM Coalition, NCART, Power seat elevation, Power standing systems


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NCART publishes position paper on telehealth

December 9, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART has published a position paper on why Congress must preserve the current telehealth option for complex rehab-related services required by Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities. The paper lists the benefits to beneficiaries of a permanent telehealth option, including reduced exposure to viruses and other health risks, improved access to qualified practitioners, reduced transportation challenges and improved understanding of functional activities in the home. “This...

Complex Rehab, NCART


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Stakeholders ‘anxious’ for movement on seat elevation, standing

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Stakeholders ‘anxious’ for movement on seat elevation, standing

November 5, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders have added additional layers of pressure on CMS to improve access to power seat elevation and power standing systems.  Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Robert Casey, D-Pa., in October sent a letter to CMS asking the agency not just to take the next step but to amend the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage of seat elevation and standing systems that are embedded in power...

Complex Rehab, NCART, Power seat elevation, Power standing systems


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CRT sign-on letter closes with 77 signatures

October 7, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A congressional sign-on letter asking CMS to act on power seat elevation and power standing systems garnered 77 signatures, including 14 members of the House committees that oversee the Medicare program. The letter, which was spearheaded by Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Don Young, R-Alaska, and which has strong bipartisan support (49 Democrats and 28 Republicans), got a boost during the Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 21 hosted by NCART and NRRTS. “The work...

Complex Rehab Equipment, NCART, NRRTS


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Stakeholders make case for complex rehab

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Stakeholders make case for complex rehab

October 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – The Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 21 drew 184 attendees and resulted in nearly 230 visits with members of Congress, according to organizers NCART and NRRTS.  This year’s virtual format offered a number of benefits, they say, including the ability to “show” members of Congress and their staff complex rehab equipment, says Weesie Walker, executive director of NRRTS.  “In my group from Georgia, we had a therapist from the Clinician...

Complex Rehab Technology, Don Clayback, NCART, NRRTS, Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in


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Seth Johnson

Mobility

Stakeholders set agenda for fly-in

August 27, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders now have “asks” lined up for their upcoming virtual congressional fly-in, including an increase in reimbursement to cover the increased costs of providing equipment and services.  Increased costs for complex rehab providers are tied to everything from the continued use of PPE and more frequent equipment cleaning due to the COVID-19 pandemic to the supply chain challenges that have resulted in shortages and delays.   “We...

Complex Rehab, NCART, virtual fly-in


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Don Clayback

Mobility

Stakeholders work to open access to elevation

August 20, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Don Young, R-Alaska., co-chairs of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, sent a letter in July to Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, asking him to take the next step in increasing access to power seat elevation and power standing systems for Group 3 power wheelchairs.  Stakeholders are waiting for CMS to seek public comments on a request to reconsider the national coverage determination for...

Complex Rehab, NCART, seat elevation, standing devices


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In brief: ResMed shows ‘strength,’ Apria’s ‘ahead,’ CMS provides bid comparison

August 6, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed reported revenue increased 14% to $876.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year. Net income was $195.1 million vs. $177.8 million.  The company reported revenue increased 8% to $3.2 billion for fiscal year 2021 compared to the previous year. Net income was $474.5 million vs. $621.7 million.  “Our fourth quarter and full-year fiscal year 2021 results continue to demonstrate the strength and resiliency of our business,”...

AOPA, Apria, CRT, Kubat HealthCare, Lifeway Mobility, NCART, NRRTS, ResMed, WellSky


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Register now for CRT Virtual Fly-In

August 2, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – Registration is open for the 2021 CRT Virtual Congressional Fly-In, which takes place Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Once registered, Congressional appointments will be scheduled for attendees who will also be partnered with other attendees from their state. NCART and NRRTS, who are hosting the event jointly, will offer webinars in advance to prep attendees with talking points and helpful tips, and offer an opportunity to practice with state teams. All meetings will...

2021 CRT Virtual COngressional FLy-In, NCART, NRRTS


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