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How do we protect 'pathway' to referring clinicians?

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05/05/2020

One-third of clinicians recently surveyed by the Clinician Task Force have seen their seating clinics closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Cathy Carver.

CMS opens up telehealth to therapists

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05/01/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that it will allow occupational therapists and physical therapists to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic, a big win for complex rehab stakeholders.

COVID and CRT: ‘The whole flavor of stuff’ is going to change

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05/01/2020

NEW YORK CITY – Gerry Dickerson, an ATP and CRTS who works the New York City area for National Seating & Mobility, says telehealth has moved from luxury to necessity amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Madonna Long on COVID-19: ‘We’re used to being survivors’

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04/17/2020

GREENSBURG, Pa. – Because wheelchair users often use their hands or mouths to operate their equipment, keeping safe during the coronavirus pandemic can be a challenge, says Madonna Long, consumer advocate for Quantum Rehab.

Stakeholders seek to improve ‘pathway’ to clinicians

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04/10/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – One-third of clinicians recently surveyed by the Clinician Task Force have seen their seating clinics closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Cathy Carver.

Education in the time of coronavirus

‘You have to handicap what the future might look like,’ says NCART’s Don Clayback
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04/03/2020

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART and NRRTS are in a holding pattern on rescheduling their Access2CRT Summit, originally scheduled for March 30-31.

Q&A with McKenzie Coan: Yes, I can do it

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03/30/2020

Paralympian McKenzie Coan has signed on to be Numotion’s newest spokeswoman. HME News recently spoke to the three-time gold medalist swimmer about falling in love with swimming and what her plans are after the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Numotion joins Coan's team

As new company ambassador, she will share motivational tasks
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03/30/2020

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – When Brett Barczak spoke with Paralympic gold medalist McKenzie Coan for the first time, he knew she was going to be “a really good fit” as Numotion’s newest spokeswoman.

Complex rehab industry acts quickly

Stakeholders share policy changes with public and private payers, develop specific guidance for remote evaluations
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03/27/2020

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART this month assembled a COVID-19 CRT Work Group consisting of providers, clinicians and manufacturers to identify issues, develop action plans and secure solutions.

Coronavirus and CRT: NCART seeks policy changes, NSM implements disaster preparedness guidelines

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03/18/2020

WASHINGTON – NCART has submitted a formal request to CMS asking for temporary policy changes related to face-to-face requirements, telehealth opportunities, timely filing and supplier hours of operation.

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