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What’s the industry’s stake in Build Back Better?

December 17, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association’s Alexandra Bennewith, who has been working in Washington, D.C., for close to 25 years, says she’s never seen anything as comprehensive for home and community-based services for the disability community as the Build Back Better legislation.  “It would be truly life changing for so many people,” said Bennewith, vice president, government relations, for the association.  Here’s what Bennewith had to say about...

Alexandra Bennewith, Build Back Better, Disability, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)

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Decision doesn't solve repair woes, stakeholders say

January 17, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - CMS's decision to pay for repairs for capped rental DME provided by The Scooter Store and transferred to beneficiaries on Oct. 24 is a step in the right direction, but not a solution, industry stakeholders say. “Before this, no provider could touch those chairs,” said Martin Szmal, founder of The Mobility Consultants. “Now providers can follow the same guidelines of any beneficiary-owned power wheelchair.” CMS stated in a bulletin last week that Medicare...

Alexandra Bennewith, Bob Miller, Capped Rental, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Martin Szmal, Michele Gunn, Repair, The Scooter Store

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Stakeholders, CMS talk wheelchair repairs

November 22, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - When CMS agreed to a meeting to discuss ongoing issues surrounding power mobility device (PMD) repairs, the agency had a rude awakening, industry stakeholders say.  “CMS seemed shocked at the convoluted nature of the repair side of things,” said Peter Rankin, government affairs manager at AAHomecare. “They were also under the impression that repairs were a profit driver for providers, when they're actually a loss driver.” On Nov. 14, stakeholders...

AAHomecare, Alexandra Bennewith, CMS, Peter Rankin, PMD, United Spinal, Wheelchair

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