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Stakeholders streamline complex rehab fly-in

‘We feel that with the constraints we’re working under, a condensed version will be easier for folks,’ says Don Clayback
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01/13/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – NCART and NRRTS are shaking up their annual fly-in to Washington, D.C., to accommodate complex rehab providers who are strapped for time and cash.

NCART seeks more survey responses

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12/14/2016

WASHINGTON – The good news is, NCART has received responses from 22 states for its National CRT Medicaid Survey.

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.

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.

Joint conference rallies around access

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04/22/2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – Programming a conference for three separate organizations sounds like a challenge, but that’s not the case for the upcoming RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, organizers say.

Complex rehab cuts reach deep

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03/04/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Complex rehab stakeholders worry that shrinking Medicare reimbursement will have an impact on more than just the bottom lines of providers.

CMS stonewalls Congress on accessories

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02/26/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has yet to respond to calls by lawmakers to restore reimbursement for accessories for Group 3 power wheelchairs by March 1, industry stakeholders say.

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