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Dickerson, Gunn set high watermark for complex rehab

‘Go big or go home, and always do the right thing,’ says Dickerson of how Simon Margolis impacted his work
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04/14/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Even as a kid, Gerry Dickerson of National Seating & Mobility was working on wheelchairs.

“I was fairly handy and my uncle had a disability,” he said recently.  “So I started working on chairs to help him get around.”

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.

Word of mouth pays off for Avid

Merits Health Products builds separate facility for complex rehab division
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03/27/2017

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Since the release of the Vector at the beginning of October, business for Avid Rehab’s first entry into the complex power wheelchair market has been strong.

The Access Strength ensures fitness for all

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03/27/2017

The Access Strength is making it easier than ever for wheelchair users and those with disabilities to pump iron.

UPitt targets consumer input

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03/27/2017

PITTSBURGH – If there’s one group of HME consumers that has an ongoing interest in incorporating new technology into their routines, it’s wheelchair users.

Task force pushes curriculum

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03/27/2017

The Clinician Task Force provided “a taste” of its entry-level seating and wheeled mobility curriculum for academic programs at an American Physical Therapy Association meeting in mid-February.

Prior authorization: CMS clarifies stance on accessories

Agency also agrees to change delivery timeframe
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03/22/2017

WASHINGTON – During a second Special Open Door on March 21, CMS officials gave examples of what accessories are covered under a new prior authorization process for K0856 and K0861 power wheelchairs.

Accessories remain gray area for prior authorization process

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03/17/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS officials spent much of a Special Open Door Forum on March 16 discussing whether or not accessories will be covered under a new prior authorization process for two complex power wheelchair codes.

It’s a bumpy start for prior authorizations

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03/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CGS and Noridian have begun accepting prior authorization requests for K0856 and K0861, but complex rehab providers say they still don’t have all the information they need to comply with the program.

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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