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Don Clayback

Mobility

CMS exempts accessories from bid pricing – for good

July 29, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS in a final rule issued today says it will permanently stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs, NCART has reported. In late June, CMS agreed to extend an 18-month pause on applying bid pricing to these accessories for an additional 90 days, until Oct. 1., to give the agency more time to review the industry’s request. “We are sincerely grateful to CMS for making today’s policy decision and...

Accessories, Bid Pricing, Complex Rehab, complex rehab manual wheelchairs, NCART


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Josh Anderson

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Sunrise taps Anderson for biz dev role

July 27, 2021HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunrise Medical has appointed Josh Anderson, a long-time industry veteran, as vice president of business development for North America. Anderson, who will report to Larry Jackson, president of Sunrise Medical North America, previously worked at Spinergy, where he helped create the first Spinergy wheels for wheelchairs; and TiLite, where he was responsible for launching and marketing the company’s entire manual portfolio. “Josh understands the journey to introduce...

Complex Rehab, Josh Anderson, Sunrise Medical


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California moves to protect complex rehab

Mobility

California moves to protect complex rehab

July 19, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – The California State Legislature on July 15 passed Assembly Bill 133, which includes language to improve and protect access to complex rehab technology for people with disabilities, according to NCART.  The bill will permanently exempt CRT from a long-standing Medi-Cal provider cut of 10% and will strengthen policies regarding the evaluation and delivery of complex rehab.  “We are extremely thankful to the California Legislature for passing this important...

Complex Rehab, legislation, NCART


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Cara Masselink

Mobility

Survey ‘visualizes’ telehealth’s benefits

July 16, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – The Clinician Task Force has collected more than 40 completed surveys that stakeholders will use to educate Congress and other policy makers on the importance of physical and occupational therapists retaining the ability to provide telehealth services.  The survey, distributed in collaboration with NCART, will remain open as needed, says Cara Masselink, executive director of the CTF.  “We have a great variety of examples to pull from that describe the...

clinician task force, Complex Rehab, Telehealth


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Mobility

ISS 2022 cancelled

July 14, 2021HME News Staff

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sunny Hill Health Centre has cancelled the International Seating Symposium scheduled for March 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, due to “uncertain times” and the decision by its conference partner, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE), to close. “The future format and way forward for ISS Vancouver is still under discussion,” Sunny Hill stated in an announcement on its website. “More information will be forthcoming.” The...

Assistive Technology, Complex Rehab, International Seating Symposium, ISS


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Paul Martin

Mobility

Rehab Medical opens fifth location in Florida

July 13, 2021HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical has opened a new office in Tampa, Fla., the next step in the company’s plans to expand its mobility services along the U.S. coastline. Rehab Medical opened its first location on the coast in Pensacola, Fla., nearly 10 years ago and has since opened locations in Winter Haven, Tallahassee, Orlando and now Tampa. “We are excited to open the Tampa office as part of Rehab Medical’s continued growth plan,” said Paul Martin, regional sales...

Complex Rehab, Florida, organic growth, Rehab Medical


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NCART, NRRTS announce virtual fly-in

July 12, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS will host a Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of National CRT Awareness Week. “Every year we hold a CRT-focused Washington, D.C., event that keeps CRT advocates connected with Capitol Hill to talk about issues impacting access for people with disabilities,” NCART stated in an announcement. “We’re excited to offer the opportunity to deliver these important messages without asking attendees to leave...

Complex Rehab, lobbying, National CRT Awareness Week, NCART, NRRTS


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Q&A: Chris Yule

June 30, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – 2020 was a big year for Chris Yule: He led the sale of Travis Medical to National Seating & Mobility, and he became the new president of NCART.   Here’s what Yule had to say about taking his passion for complex rehab to a more national stage and how leveraging technology will lead to better services and outcomes.  HME News: What about your industry experience makes you well suited to be president of NCART?  Chris Yule: In 2003, I was involved in...

Chris Yule, Complex Rehab, NCART


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Rehab Medical names new CFO

June 28, 2021HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical has named Olga Chaikouskaya as its new CFO to oversee its financial operations. Chaikouskaya has more than 20 years of overall financial experience in diverse industries, including manufacturing, retail and nonprofit organizations. She will lead Rehab Medical through a rapid growth stage, during which it has increased revenue 30% in 2018, 2019 and 2020. “This opportunity to positively impact lives, both internally and externally, is something that really resonated...

CFO, Complex Rehab, Rehab Medical


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Bill Mixon

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NSM named Top Workplace

June 22, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Tennessean for the third consecutive year. The list is based solely on anonymous employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, an employee engagement technology company. “As reflected in our core values, NSM team members consistently have our clients’ best interests at heart,” said Bill Mixon, CEO. “Despite serving some of the most vulnerable...

Complex Rehab, National Seating & Mobility, NSM, Top Workplace


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