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NSM buys Scooters N More

January 18, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired Scooters N More in Valparaiso, Ind., expanding access to mobility solutions throughout Northern Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan area. “Our growing footprint supports our commitment to deliver 360-complete mobility solutions to more individuals who need them,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “We look forward to expanding the availability of innovative products, breakthrough technologies and best-in-class services...

complex rehab, Mobility Solutions, National Seating & Mobility, NSM, Scooters N More


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NCART makes case for telehealth

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART and the CRT Remote Services Consortium on Jan. 4 submitted comments to the Telehealth Workgroups of the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives making the case for a permanent telehealth option for people with disabilities who require complex rehab technology. The comments are another step toward getting Congress to include in legislation the ability for CMS to “make permanent” the temporary COVID-19 policies that designate physical therapists and...

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Study boosts case for telehealth for complex rehab 

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Study boosts case for telehealth for complex rehab 

January 11, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – Telehealth can be effective in providing complex rehab technology, including custom-designed and custom-fitted manual and power wheelchairs, to veterans, according to two recent studies published in the International Journal of Telerehabilitation. The first study involved a cohort of veterans with disabilities who were assessed by a therapist through telehealth in their home for CRT and then compared to a matched sample of non-veterans who were assessed through traditional in-person...

complex rehab, Mark Schmeler, telehealth, University of Pittsburgh


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Ability Members Group buys into new standard 

December 15, 2020HME News Staff

TORONTO, Ontario – Fifty-nine rehabilitation technology specialists from Ability Members Group have applied for registration with NRRTS as part of a new partnership between NRRTS and the Canadian Assistive Devices Association. “When it comes to complex rehab technology and related services, being able to identify trained and qualified providers ensures that you’re dealing with the right people,” said Jamie Church, CEO of Ability Members Group. “That confidence...

Ability Members Group, complex rehab, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), nrrts, RRTS


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Numotion snags LUCI distribution agreement 

December 10, 2020HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - A new national distribution agreement makes Numotion the first U.S. partner for LUCI’s smart technology for power wheelchairs, the companies say. “LUCI is the most interesting, truly innovative CRT product to come to market for some time,” said Mike Swinford, CEO of Numotion. “This groundbreaking technology opens doors to independence for wheelchair users and parents/caregivers who have safety concerns regarding power mobility.”...

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Numotion grows in Texas

December 1, 2020HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Numotion has expanded into Amarillo, Texas, with the acquisition of the complex rehab division of BritKare. “Numotion is proud to continue to grow our reach in Texas with this investment in BritKare,” said Mike Swinford, Numotion CEO. Founded in 1995, BritKare has been serving the mobility needs of customers in the areas surrounding Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, for more than 25 years. The company's employees, including four assistive technology professionals, will join...

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Key to creative complex rehab solutions? Listening

November 30, 2020Tracy Orzel

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - When an injured worker told Kevin Wallace, a rehab specialist at ATF Medical, that he was looking for a special stroller to take his 2-year-old daughter with him safely on rides through a nearby state park, Wallace just listened. “That's why God gave you two ears and one mouth, so you can listen first and talk later,” said Wallace. “So I listened and did research, and found that there was really nothing on the market that was what he was looking for.”...

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Complex rehab update: Medicaid worries, legislative hopes

November 20, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BUFFALO, N.Y. - State Medicaid programs are keeping a close watch on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the progress of relief-related packages in Congress as they make their budget plans for 2021, says Don Clayback. That's the takeaway that Clayback, the executive director of NCART, had after attending the virtual meeting of the National Association of Medicaid Directors earlier this month. “With all of the COVID-19 expenses going on, along with the drop in revenues at the state level,...

complex rehab, coronavirus outbreak, Don Clayback, medicaid


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CTF names new leaders

November 3, 2020HME News Staff

VENICE, Fla. - The Clinician Task Force has announced new leadership for 2021-23, including Dr. Cara Masselink as executive director. Masselink replaces Cathy Carver, PT, ATP/SMS. She will serve a two-year term. The CTF also welcomes Nicole LaBerge, PT, ATP, to the executive board. She replaces Lorri Bernhardt, PT, MPT, ATP. Masselink, who has been active in the CTF for a few years, recently led a clinical subgroup for the ITEM Coalition providing clinical input for an NCD recommendation to CMS for...

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Rehab Medical expands presence in Ohio

October 22, 2020HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Rehab Medical will open two new offices in Toledo and Dayton, Ohio, to better serve patients. “I am very excited to expand our reach into additional markets,” said Jarrad Rankin, vice president of operations. “We have put a lot of effort into building an effective and efficient service model, centered around sense of urgency and patient care.” Rehab Medical has had a presence in Dayton for several years, and with the recent promotion of Calvin Hodder to sales...

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