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Complex rehab update: Medicaid worries, legislative hopes

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11/20/2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. – State Medicaid programs are keeping a close watch on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the progress of relief-related packages in Congress as they make their budget plans for 2021, says Don Clayback.

NRRTS set to go live with supplier-specific certification

Organization also announces partnership in Canada, award winners
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11/13/2020

LUBBOCK, Texas – The first course in NRRTS’s new CRT Supplier Certificate Program will be available by the end of the year, Weesie Walker announced during the organization’s virtual Open Meeting on Oct. 28.

Numotion accelerates outcomes with ATOM

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11/02/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The complex rehab industry’s efforts to advance outcomes measurement took another significant step forward with the launch of Numotion’s Assistive Technology Outcome Measure in early October.

NSM: Let us keep your patients SAFE

‘The home is becoming more and more critical’
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11/02/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility launched its SAFE program to help health insurers and home health agencies keep patients in their homes safely, addressing one of the biggest social determinants of health.

Relief for accessories inches forward

End goal: Getting CMS to apply the same payment policy to complex rehab manual wheelchairs as complex rehab power wheelchairs
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10/30/2020

End goal: Getting CMS to apply the same payment policy to complex rehab manual wheelchairs as complex rehab power wheelchairs

Rehab Medical expands presence in Ohio

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10/22/2020

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical will open two new offices in Toledo and Dayton, Ohio, to better serve patients.

NMEDA brings in UPitt to boost education, training

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10/21/2020

TAMPA, Fla., and PITTSBURGH – The Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will oversee the education and training programs offered by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.

Stakeholders ask CMS to make seat elevation a priority

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10/09/2020

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition’s Peter Thomas is bullish on a recent formal request to reconsider the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include power seat elevation and power standing systems for Group 3 power wheelchairs.

Complex rehab stakeholders watch for telehealth developments

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10/02/2020

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – Complex rehab stakeholders need to “dig into” any new legislation related to permanently expanding the use of telehealth to make sure it includes occupational therapists and physical therapists, says Don Clayback.

NSM cracks 11 new markets in latest deal

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10/01/2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has acquired Austin, Texas-based Travis Medical, in a deal that includes 27 locations in 23 markets across the Pacific Northwest, Texas, Oklahoma and Florida.

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