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Wayne Grau

Mobility

Seat elevation takes another step forward

November 4, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Complex rehab stakeholders submitted more than 3,500 comments in support of reconsidering the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include power seat elevation systems.  “Even CMS said it was quite a large number of comments,” said Wayne Grau, executive director of NCART, on a recent industry webcast, “and these weren’t cut-and-paste comments. But there’s still a long row to go here.”  Stakeholders...

Clinician Task Force, Complex Rehab, NCART, Power seat elevation


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Mobility

Complex rehab: Time running out for sign-on letter

October 6, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Today is the final day to secure signatures for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives urging CMS to move quickly to establish Medicare coverage of power seat elevation and standing systems for complex power wheelchairs.   Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and John Rose, R-Tenn., extended the deadline from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6 to give congressional offices more time to review the letter and give supporters more time...

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Quantum joins Gleason’s team 

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Quantum joins Gleason’s team 

September 26, 2022HME News Staff

NEW ORLEANS – Quantum Rehab has entered into a multi-year sponsorship with the Team Gleason Foundation to improve access to and development of advanced equipment and technology to serve persons and families living with ALS. “Quantum is pleased to further our support with Team Gleason,” said John Storie, vice president of the Eastern U.S. for Quantum Rehab. “We know our donation of power seat elevators, such as our iLevel technology, is important because it will help people...

Power seat elevation, Quantum Rehab, Team Gleason


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Don Clayback

Mobility

Power seat elevation: Race is on to submit comments

August 26, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders are trying to find the right balance between excitement that a request for Medicare coverage for power seat elevation systems is finally moving forward and disappointment that the same request for power standing systems has been delayed.  “We have mixed feelings,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART.   CMS on Aug. 15 announced it had opened a 30-day comment period for the request to reconsider the national coverage...

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Jim Langevin

Mobility

Stakeholders rev engine for comment period 

August 5, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – An Aug. 3 roundtable discussion hosted by the National Council on Disability set the stage for responding in large numbers to an upcoming 30-day public comment period on Medicare coverage for power seat elevation and power standing systems.  CMS has committed to opening the comment period in August, almost two years after the ITEM Coalition submitted its formal request to reconsider the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage...

Medicare coverage, National Council on Disability, Power seat elevation, Power standing systems


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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...

National Council on Disability, NCART, Power seat elevation, Power standing systems


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CMS commits to comment period 

May 31, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has committed to seeking public comments on the request to reconsider the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include power seat elevation and power standing systems no later than August, according to NCART. This 30-day public comment period is the next step in the process. “NCART continues to collaborate with the ITEM Coalition on preparing advocates for this,” it stated in a bulletin. “A website dedicated to this issue will...

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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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Stakeholders ‘anxious’ for movement on seat elevation, standing

Mobility

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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