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Rifton ‘moves needle’ for adaptive cycling equipment

July 7, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

RIFTON, N.Y. – A new policy brief supported by Rifton makes the case for Medicare coverage and reimbursement for adaptive cycling equipment (ACE) for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.  Here’s what Zach Huleatt, a physical therapist and director of research and development for Rifton, which provided a small honorarium to the brief’s authors, had to say about how increased physical activity can reduce the risk of costly secondary conditions and why collaboration...

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CUNY, Numotion partner to boost wheelchair basketball program 

April 18, 2022HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The City University of New York (CUNY) Inclusive and Adaptive Sports Program has landed its first sponsor: Numotion. As part of the sponsorship, CUNY’s program will promote Numotion through various mediums, including digital signage and website ads, as well as through social media and other publications. "Under CEO Mike Swinford's leadership, Numotion has continued to be a leader in the durable medical equipment space, as well as medical supplies,” said...

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Aeroflow Urology sponsors Native American sports

January 19, 2022HME News Staff

ASHVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Urology is giving a $10,000 sponsorship to support the Tribal Adaptive organization, a non-profit whose mission is to use sports to improve the health and wellness of Native Americans with disabilities. "A core part of our mission at Aeroflow Urology is to give back and provide support for organizations that assist those with disabilities,” said Mica Phillips, director of Aeroflow Urology. “Tribal Adaptive is doing important work in creating access to adaptive...

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BraunAbility, Q’STRAINT unite for customers

June 8, 2021HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – BraunAbility and Q’STRAINT have launched a new venture to accelerate innovation for their customers and keep pace with the technologies that are rapidly transforming the automotive landscape. As part of the venture, the two companies will work together to integrate the design process, setting the stage for systems-based solutions that will enhance safety, quality and reliability for the disability community. “Wheelchair passengers face such a segmented experience...

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ATF Medical adds ‘single point of contact’ for catastrophic care

May 25, 2021HME News Staff

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – ATF Medical, which provides medical equipment and adaptive housing solutions to the workers compensation industry, has added Reneé Espiritu as manager of catastrophic care. In this newly created position, Espiritu coordinates all medical equipment and supplies, along with adaptive housing needs, for seriously injured workers. “Reneé streamlines the process of acquiring all the specialized medical equipment and home modifications that a complex case needs,”...

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NMEDA plays waiting game for standards

August 23, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TAMPA, Fla. - The Veterans Mobility Safety Act, a law requiring Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles, is still “tied up” at the agency, says Danny Langfield, CEO of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. Per the act, signed into law in 2016, the VA had one year to establish the standards. “They're past due, which is discouraging, because the law has no effect until it's implemented,” said...

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ABC Medical's Seeds of Hope takes root in California

January 18, 2019Tracy Orzel

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State University (SDSU) has become the first college in California to offer an adaptive sports program, thanks in large part to the Seeds of Hope Initiative.  Inspired by the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Exton, Pa.-based ABC Medical started Seeds of Hope in 2016 to develop competitive adaptive sports programs at universities across the country. Out of more than 1,000 colleges with athletic programs, only 21 schools offer adaptive sports programs and/or...

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Standards for vehicle mods still in the works

January 5, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The clock is ticking on Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles. Per the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, which was signed into law on Dec. 14, 2016, the VA had one year to establish standards. “They were supposed to update their handbook within a year of enactment, and we're a little beyond a year,” said Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products. “Those deadlines have...

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Bill clears way for standards for adaptive equipment

December 2, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Now that a bill requiring Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles has finally been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, the real work begins, say those involved. “The VA has up to one year to start action on it,” said Dave Hubbard, CEO and executive director of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, which was largely responsible for early drafts of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act. “They're...

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Coming soon: standards for adaptive equipment

November 30, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill that requires Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles is headed to the president's desk for his signature. The House of Representatives on Nov. 29 agreed to pass an amended version of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act previously passed by the Senate. The amended version of the bill allows independent providers to continue performing home installations and deliveries, and ensures a fair certification process. “We...

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