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On the Editor's Desk

At bat: Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.

October 1, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has gone to bat for the complex rehab industry, writing a letter in support of repealing the 9.5% cut as part of healthcare reform. Baldwin now looks to industry stakeholders to collect additional signatures before she sends the letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi next week. Both NCART and NRRTS are calling to action their members and complex rehab providers at large: Call your representative and ask him or her to co-sign the letter. All representatives have to...

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Executive Session

On the record with Rita Hostak

August 11, 2009Mike Moran

When it comes to the industry's government relations professionals, Sunrise Medical's Rita Hostak is one of the toughest to track down. She prefers to ply her trade behind the scenes. But when you do corner her, Hostak has plenty to say, especially when it comes to complex rehab, Sunrise's specialty. Here are some excerpts from a long conversation she had with HME News recently. A Man Called Horse move Reimbursement Private Pluto film We need to get back to the point where we are thriving as an...

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Executive Session

Hitting the Hill

April 22, 2009Mike Moran

The first thing you notice about Kevin Williams may be his complex wheelchair, but if you get to talking to him for a few minutes, you'll realize he's just another 31-year-old who wants to work (computer programming) and play (power soccer). As part of the Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy Conference (CELA), Kevin Williams and his mother, Andrea Williams, met with members of Congress and told them that if reimbursement for complex rehab continues to be cut, there won't be much to know...

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