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How to have a vital dialogue about funding

By Seth Johnson and Mark Smith
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11/30/2016

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
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08/25/2015

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
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05/22/2015

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

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03/14/2014

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

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02/28/2014

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

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11/22/2013

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’
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07/26/2013

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

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07/19/2013

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.

House Disability Caucus sponsors complex rehab briefing

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06/21/2013

WASHINGTON – A congressional briefing on complex rehab technology (CRT) is slated for July 15, according to a message to members from NCART.

Rehab is about people, not paper

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02/25/2013

A top priority for the complex rehab industry in the new year and new Congress will be the reintroduction of the legislation “Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Act,” which strives to create a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology.

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