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United Spinal logs 200 congressional visits with ROCH


WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association and more than 150 wheelchair users, clinicians, partners and disability advocates from 35 states gathered in Washington, D.C., June 11-14 for the 6th annual Roll on Capitol Hill to discuss improving disability policies with key congr

United Spinal names award winners


NEW YORK – United Spinal Association will host a Congressional Awards Reception on June 13 as part of its Roll on Capitol Hill to recognize members of Congress for their outstanding

Mobility short takes: United Spinal, ElDorado Mobility


The United Spinal Association hosted its National Chapter Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas recently, bringing together chapter leaders from across the U.S. to discuss a multitude of topics that affect the spinal cord injury and disorder community.

In brief: Stakeholders enlist Sen. Heitkamp, MedCare makes buy


WASHINGTON – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has agreed to be an original co-sponsor, along with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D, on a bill that would soften the blow of the nationwide rollout of competitive bidding pricing on Jan. 1, according to AAHomecare.

Fight for access ‘rolls on’ at conference


WASHINGTON – Mobility advocates met with 200 congressional offices to discuss complex rehab, Medicaid and other issues during United Spinal’s fourth-annual Roll on Capitol Hill.

United Spinal sets date for Roll on Capitol Hill


NEW YORK – The United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, will gather in Washington, D.C., June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill.

It’s official: Gaskins becomes CEO of United Spinal


EAST ELMHURST, N.Y. – The United Spinal Association has named Joseph Gaskins its permanent president and CEO. Gaskins is an experienced Washington, D.C., lobbyist, accomplished executive in the wireless industry and wheelchair user from Seattle.

MS Society prioritizes complex rehab bills


WASHINGTON – The high-profile National Multiple Sclerosis Society has made passing legislation to create a separate benefit for complex rehab one of its legislative priorities for 2014.

Stakeholders, CMS talk wheelchair repairs


WASHINGTON – When CMS agreed to a meeting to discuss ongoing issues surrounding power mobility device (PMD) repairs, the agency had a rude awakening, industry stakeholders say.

A new voice for CRT

Thursday, July 18, 2013

At Monday's Bipartisan Disability Caucus CRT hearing, those on center stage were familiar, eloquent advocates, NCART’s Don Clayback (left) and United Spinal’s Paul Tobin (far right), explaining what complex rehab is and what S. 948 and H.R. 942 can do to protect it. There was also a new voice: college professor Adam Lloyd.