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Julie Piriano

Mobility

NCART role ‘speaks to’ Julie Piriano 

June 7, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Julie Piriano’s new role at NCART gives the veteran of the complex rehab industry the ability to dedicate 100% of her time to “fighting the fight” to improve access to products and services.  Piriano, who spent 16 years at Pride Mobility Products, was named senior director of payer relations & regulatory affairs for NCART in May.  “I wasn’t looking for a change; I was very happy with where I was and what I was doing,” she said....

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Mobility & More marks 20 years 

May 20, 2024HME News Staff

LOVELAND, Colo. – Mobility & More, which specializes in power mobility and complex rehab, credits a small but mighty team with more than 120 years of experience for its success over the past 20 years in business. It was incorporated in 2003 with Kyleen Black as president and opened its doors in 2004. “The business we are in is rewarding almost beyond description,” the company stated in a press release. “We are challenged daily with providing solutions that improve the lives...

Complex Rehab, Mobility & More, Power Wheelchair


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Mark Schmeler

Mobility

CRT survey seeks common ground 

May 15, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH – A major goal of a survey asking for feedback on what should be included in a hypothetical new coverage policy for complex rehab technology is to “see how much people agree,” says the University of Pittsburgh’s Mark Schmeler.  UPitt, in collaboration with other investigators, launched the survey earlier this year, asking for feedback from a variety of stakeholders, including wheelchair users, caregivers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, technicians,...

Complex Rehab, Mark Schmeler, Policy, University of Pittsburgh


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Stakeholders take to Hill to promote high-tech wheelchairs 

April 22, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare will host a complex-rehab specific congressional fly-in in September to support H.R. 5371, the “Choices for Increased Mobility Act,” which would improve consumer access to titanium and carbon fiber wheelchairs. The association says a specific date for the fly-in will be announced soon. “This Hill Day will be an opportunity for members of the manufacturing and supplier community to showcase the technology and equipment currently utilized by consumers,...

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NCART recognizes Sen. Testin 

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NCART recognizes Sen. Testin 

April 22, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART has recognized Patrick Testin, a state senator from Wisconsin, as its “State Legislator of the Year Champion for Consumer Access.” The association says Testin has been a lead legislative sponsor of multiple bills to ensure access to complex rehab technology (CRT) and services, several of which are now law. “NCART and our members thank the senator for all his work in supporting consumers and the industry,” the association stated in a bulletin. Testin...

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Crispin Teufel’s get-to-know-you tour 

Mobility

Crispin Teufel’s get-to-know-you tour 

April 10, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crispin Teufel has spent the first 90 days as CEO of National Seating & Mobility traveling to different branches and spending time with employees in different divisions to help determine the best path forward for the company.  Teufel was named CEO in November, replacing Chuck Bodner, CFO, who served as interim CEO.  “I’ve really been on a mission to listen and learn from the organization,” he said. “I’ve spent time in every job...

Complex Rehab, Crispin Teufel, National Seating & Mobility (NSM)


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UPitt seeks feedback on potential new policy 

April 2, 2024HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with other investigators, seeks feedback on a new coverage policy for complex rehabilitation technology. UPitt has launched a short survey with a series of 10 questions asking for stakeholder feedback on certain elements that should be included in a new policy, such as timeliness, repairs/maintenance, communication, accountability and durability. It seeks feedback from a variety of stakeholders, including people who use wheelchairs,...

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Tyler Mahncke

Mobility

U.S. Rehab puts CRT at ‘forefront’ at Heartland

March 22, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab has announced that RESNA will have an increased presence at the Heartland Conference this year, giving complex rehab technology professionals more opportunities to access education and networking.  RESNA, whose board of directors last year opted to pause its annual conference, will provide several sessions for Heartland’s rehab track.  “There has always been a rehab track at Heartland, but we’re adding 50% more CRT education than...

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Wayne Grau

Mobility

Stakeholders on seat elevation: ‘We need more details’ 

March 20, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders are disappointed in CMS’s payment rate for seat elevation systems and have requested a meeting with the agency to learn more about how it landed on about $2,000.  That rate is lower than the $2,800, on average, that providers are being paid for the systems on an interim basis, and significantly lower than the rate stakeholders had recommended.  “The payment piece was disappointing,” said Wayne Grau, executive director...

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Jarrad Rankin

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Rehab Medical opens in Miami 

March 5, 2024HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical recently opened its seventh location in Florida in Miami. "We are proud to have been able to expand our reach to the southern part of Florida,” said Jarrad Rankin, vice president of operations. “Miami has been an underserved market for some time now and with the rapid growth we’ve had, we’re now able to improve the lives of every mobility user in Florida.” Nicole Luke, an assistive technology professional (ATP) who previously served...

Complex Rehab, New location, Rehab Medical


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