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Complex rehab accessories: Stakeholders line up for permanent fix in 2017

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12/02/2016

WASHINGTON – The chances are good that industry stakeholders and their champions in Congress will be able to stall CMS’s plans to apply competitive bidding-derived pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs for another six months.

NCART seeks info from ‘front lines’

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11/11/2016

WASHINGTON – NCART is conducting a “National CRT Medicaid Survey” to gather information on complex rehab bases, accessories and repairs at the state level.

NCART seeks input on Medicaid

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11/09/2016

DENVER – NCART is conducting a national Medicaid survey to gather information on complex rehab policies state by state. Providers who complete the survey will receive a copy of the results, likely in January. To participate, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SurveyCRT. Survey responses must be received by Dec. 2.

The clock is ticking on accessories bills

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09/09/2016

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

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08/19/2016

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

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07/25/2016

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

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07/15/2016

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
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06/03/2016

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

CRT advocate helps community 'humbly catch up'

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05/20/2016

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

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04/29/2016

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.

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