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Urgency grows for complex rehab accessories


WASHINGTON – With July 1 looming, complex rehab technology stakeholders are asking everyone to step up efforts to get lawmakers to sign onto H.R. 1361 and S.

Events: United Spinal, VGM Heartland


The United Spinal Association will host Andrea Dalzell, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015, at its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 11-14.

How to have a vital dialogue about funding

By Seth Johnson and Mark Smith

After years of challenges, are there any signs that funding medically-necessary, quality-of-life complex rehab technology (CRT) can advance coverage and payment policies to reflect advancements in technology?

The ADA's legacy

'More work needs to be done,' says Clayback

In honor of National CRT Awareness Week and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NCART released a video in August highlighting the importance of complex rehab wheelchairs and technology.

Medicaid cuts threaten access to complex rehab in Illinois

National provider suspends service, as it did in California

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois’ decision to cut Medicaid reimbursement across the board by 16.75% is forcing complex rehab providers to reevaluate whether they can continue to provide products and services there.

NSM road trip puts values in spotlight


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Sandi Schwartz Neiman recently laced up her traveling shoes, packed the tour van and hit the road for National Seating and Mobility’s All-In Tour.

Tech bridges distance for mobility provider


CHEYENNE, Wyo. – When one of Michelle McMahon’s clients moved from Wyoming to Mexico and began experiencing pain, she could not simply go adjust his seating system. So he asked her if she had Skype.

Reporter's notebook: Walker hits the ground running


LUBBOCK, Texas – Stakeholders may have thought they were losing a powerful complex rehab advocate when Weesie Walker retired last December, but as the new interim executive director of NRRTS, she is back in the game.

Complex rehab as capped rental?

‘We need to convince CMS this doesn’t make sense’

WASHINGTON – CMS proposes saving millions of dollars by reclassifying certain HME as capped-rental items, but stakeholders say this move doesn’t make sense for pediatric and tilt-in-space complex wheelchairs. 

Complex rehab briefing draws large crowd


WASHINGTON – A congressional briefing on July 15 to educate staffers about two bills to create a separate benefit for complex rehab sparked 15 minutes of questions—a good sign, stakeholders say.