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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).

Quantum gets new look


EXETER, Pa. – Quantum Rehab, a provider of complex rehab products, has a new company logo, according to a press release.

Separate benefit: Keep momentum going into 2013


WASHINGTON – Even with the 112th Congress rapidly coming to a close, providers should keep pushing the separate benefit bill, stakeholders say.

Leverage resources, heighten outcomes


To say the responsibilities of a rehab professional have changed over the last decade is an understatement.

CRT event debuts next spring


ARLINGTON, Va. – NRRTS and NCART will mix things up next spring, combining the five-year tradition of CELA with the Medicaid Summit and a new leadership day.