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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.

House Disability Caucus sponsors complex rehab briefing


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


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.

Will agreement dampen sales at Invacare?


ELYRIA, Ohio – It may be an uphill battle for Invacare to get new customers into complex power wheelchairs under an agreement it has with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).