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Consumers throw support behind accessories bill

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09/26/2017

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a bill that would halt competitive bidding-related prices for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

NCART seeks updated financials

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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – A lot has changed in the complex rehab market in the last nearly 10 years—that’s why NCART is looking to update its National CRT Provider Financial Survey.

In brief: Permobil expands in New Zealand, Dexcom ships G5

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08/25/2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired Auckland, New Zealand-based Durable Medical Equipment, Ltd., the largest complex rehab company in the country, it has announced.

The deal allows Permobil to “increase access to care” in New Zealand.

NCART launches survey

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08/24/2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – NCART has commissioned the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology to conduct a confidential National CRT Provider Financial Survey.

Ahead of expansion, PA process runs smoothly

Providers report reasonable turnaround times, decent affirmation rates
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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS plans to expand a prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes nationwide on July 17 and the agency, for the most part, has the blessing of industry stakeholders.

Seat elevation: Users rally around improved technology

Stakeholders say they’re committed to working with Medicare to get it covered
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06/02/2017

WASHINGTON – There was important work to do to protect accessories during the recent National CRT Conference, but the talk of the town may have been seat elevation technology.

Urgency grows for complex rehab accessories

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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – With July 1 looming, complex rehab technology stakeholders are asking everyone to step up efforts to get lawmakers to sign onto H.R. 1361 and S.

Complex rehab stakeholders make their case

The big question: What will get done by an ‘overwhelmed’ Congress?
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04/28/2017

ARLINGTON, Va. – The amount of work that needs to get done in Congress this year may be a double-edged sword for complex rehab stakeholders, lobbyists say.

Wheelchair users lobby to protect complex rehab

‘Once they get the bug for advocating for themselves, they can’t really get rid of it’
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04/07/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 150 wheelchair users and advocates are prepping to roll on Capitol Hill in June to lobby for improved health, independence and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

Stakeholders chase legislative fix for accessories

‘This is definitely on their radar screens,’ says NCART’s Don Clayback of Congress
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03/10/2017

WASHINGTON – Now that bills have been introduced in both the House of Representatives and Senate to permanently protect reimbursement for accessories for complex manual and power wheelchairs, stakeholders are in a race against time to get Congress to act on the issue.

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