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Reporter's notebook: Separate benefit's 'missing link'


I caught up with NCART's Don Clayback a few weeks after he and other stakeholders hit the Hill to lobby for a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.

Want to impress lawmakers? Provide them with data

Friday, April 8, 2011

Today's lesson: If you really want to impress lawmakers, provide them with data.

Fired up? Ready to go!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We just had a debate in the office here about whether the slogan for President Obama's 2008 election was "Fired up? Ready to go!" or "Yes we can." I think they're both slogans that he used, but I seem to remember hearing the former more than the latter.

Heard at Medtrade


During an update at Medtrade on the separate benefit for complex rehab, attendees were given the chance to ask questions of Don Clayback, executive director of NCART.

With checks in hand


NCART, NRRTS and AAHomecare each received checks for $24,356 from MK Battery at Medtrade in November. "They've always been a great company and backed us up," said John Zona, president of NRRTS. "They've gone above and beyond now." For a six-month period earlier this year, MK Battery set aside $1 for every gel battery it sold, raising $73,068. "We just thought about, in a management meeting one day, 'How can we help the industry in this chaotic time?'" said David Brunelle, vice president of sales for MK Battery. The associations will use the money to, among other things, help fuel efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab.

Medtrade: Best in show

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So I had time to walk the show floor a little bit today and I noticed some of the exhibitors doing some pretty innovative things to catch the attention of attendees.

Important development: Separate benefit for complex rehab

Friday, October 1, 2010

The steering committee working on a separate benefit for complex rehab released a new "proposal paper" yesterday. Below is the group's release.

Updates: Separate benefit, first-month purchase option

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don Clayback e-mailed NCART members late on Friday to let them know that a steering committee working on a separate benefit for complex rehab plans to publish a new "proposal paper" on Sept. 30. It also plans to hold two teleconferences to discuss the paper on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.

Separate benefit: Committee courts clinicians

Friday, September 3, 2010

A steering committee collecting support for its efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab is trying to climb the next rung on the ladder.

A who's who of rehab professionals

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

In a monthly update to members last week, NCART announced that it has some newly elected board members for July 2010 to June 2011: