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CRMC sets priorities


Members of AAHomecare's Complex Rehab and Mobility Council (CRMC) finalized their priorities for 2011 recently. What they came up with, says Tim Pederson, past chairman, includes but goes beyond the "white noise" of competitive bidding. "We wanted to seize on some different opportunities," he said.

Complex rehab: Not sexy but stable

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It turns out ATG Rehab isn't the only complex rehab provider to get some outside help recently. United Seating & Mobility received an injection of capital from Philadelphia-based LLR Partners in November.

Calling all complex rehab providers for The Golden Globes of the HME industry...sort of.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Complex rehab is arguably the most service-intensive segment of the HME industry. So if there are providers out there who deserve recognition for what they do, they're complex rehab providers.

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.

Group recharges batteries


A who's who of complex rehab stakeholders showed up for a presentation by Ann Eubank at Medtrade in November. The subject: Raising about $200,000 for Users First Alliance (UFA), a newly minted 501c3 nonprofit that has worked, since 2007, to ensure appropriate access to seating and mobility equipment by empowering consumers, clinicians and providers. "There were more than 70 people in attendance," said Eubank, executive director of UFA. Here's what Eubank told HME News in December about UFA's evolution into a force to be reckoned with.

Complex rehab consolidation continues

Friday, December 3, 2010

United Seating and Mobility (USM) announced this week that it has picked up three RehabTECH branches: Fridley, Minn, which serves the greater Minneapolis area.; Oak Creak, Wis., which serves the greater Milwaukee

Complex rehab providers are shaking things up

Monday, August 23, 2010

On my desk right now are notes for three stories, all of which have to do with complex rehab providers expanding their footprints: ATG Rehab into Oklahoma City, Okla., and Chattanooga, Tenn.; National Seating & Mobility (NSM) into Las Vegas; and Chair & Equipment Rentals & Sales outsi

Ensure survival through change


It's old news now that complex rehab companies are under the gun. For example, while they received an exemption from national competitive bidding, they also got hit with a 9.5% Medicare reduction effective Jan. 1, 2009. Unfortunately, there is neither a silver bullet nor a great business secret that can be used to solve the challenges stemming from reimbursement reductions. Companies have been forced to look at a variety of changes to ensure survival.

How would you define complex rehab?

Monday, November 23, 2009

As part of today's and tomorrow's Webinar, NCART distributed a "working definition" of complex rehab. The definition is one of the first steps in creating a separate benefit for complex rehab.

NRRTS responds to the AARP

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A few blogs ago, I wrote about an editorial in the recent AARP Bulletin titled "The Case of the Expensive Wheelchair." Simon Margolis, executive director of NRRTS, has crafted a response titled "The Case of the Misinformed Editor."