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The clock is ticking on accessories bills


WASHINGTON – With lawmakers now back on Capitol Hill, the stakes are higher than ever for stakeholders to get complex rehab legislation passed before the end of the year.

Q&A: Doug Westerdahl focuses on whole industry


Doug Westerdahl, president and CEO of Rochester, N.Y.-based Monroe Wheelchair, is adding another job title to his already extensive resume: President of NCART.

Call for common sense


WASHINGTON – Tucked into the Office of Inspector General’s recent Mid-Year Report for 2016 is an investigation to determine the potential savings Medicare could achieve by renting complex power wheelchairs for 13 months instead of purchasing them.

Joint mobility conference breaks records


ARLINGTON, Va. – The decision to combine two mobility-related conferences involving three organizations has paid off, organizers say.

GAO emphasizes smallness of accessories market

‘The report is really the best we could have hoped for,’ Bachenheimer says

WASHINGTON – Mobility stakeholders say they now have backup from the Government Accountability Office.

CRT advocate helps community 'humbly catch up'


AUSTIN, Texas – NCART has asked its members to vote for Archer Hadley, a college student who was nominated for a 2016 National Philanthropy Day Honors program award for his Wheelchair Challenge.

Short takes: Invacare, NCART


Invacareis an official supporter of the 2016 Invictus Games, which will be held May 8-12 in Orlando, Fla. The company has also donated sports wheelchairs and handbikes for competitors to use as part of the Games.

In brief: Two senators back bid bill, groups seek vent changes


WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have added two co-sponsors to a bill in the Senate that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts slated for July 1.

NCART shows and tells for lawmakers


WASHINGTON – NCART is holding a “CRT briefing and Product Expo” on Capitol Hill April 21 to educate lawmakers about complex rehab and get their support for current legislation.

Q&A: Safety first

Navigation assistance could improve mobility for cognitively impaired wheelchair users

Alex Mihailidis has a solution for wheelchair users who lack the physical strength to use manual wheelchairs, and the judgment to operate power wheelchairs.