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Is Medicare Advantage too good to be true?

December 29, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

In November, at the height of open enrollment season, U.S. Rehab’s Dan Fedor warned complex rehab providers about the Medicare Advantage plans that were being promoted by celebrities in TV commercials. The first thing providers need to know about these plans: what they’re promising Medicare beneficiaries. “A lot of (MA plans) are trying to lure (beneficiaries) from traditional Medicare to their MA plan,” said Fedor, director of reimbursement and education for U.S. Rehab,...

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Carmen DiGiovine readies to ‘guide ship’

December 29, 2020Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON – RESNA has spoken and Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET, has been named its new president-elect. HME News spoke to DiGiovine, who will serve two years as president-elect before becoming president, about what kind of leader he will be and how many paths there are to specializing in rehab engineering. HME News: What sparked your interest in rehab engineering? Carmen DiGiovine: When I went into engineering, I didn’t know which field I wanted to go into exactly and...

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NRRTS partners with Canadian association

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - NRRTS has partnered with the Canadian Assistive Devices Association to develop a Canadian standard for complex rehab technology services. “The complex rehabilitation technology industry in Canada is thriving and our partnership with NRRTS will enable us to ensure that we can provide the highest levels of service to our clients and partners while maintaining a level of professionalism and knowledge that having a NRRTS designation requires” said Erin Roberts, executive...

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Numotion accelerates outcomes with ATOM

November 2, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The complex rehab industry's efforts to advance outcomes measurement took another significant step forward with the launch of Numotion's Assistive Technology Outcome Measure in early October. ATOM, a validated, peer-reviewed, client-reported survey, will help to: inform areas for the clinical team to focus on during evaluations; provide a better understanding of client needs for applicable reimbursement; create a comparison of client satisfaction and function with telehealth vs....

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NSM: Let us keep your patients SAFE

November 2, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility launched its SAFE program to help health insurers and home health agencies keep patients in their homes safely, addressing one of the biggest social determinants of health. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that by 2030, there will be 73 million people over 65 years old and, within that population, there will be 52 million falls, with each fall costing an average of $30,000, points out Bill Mixon, CEO for NSM. “We've been in the home access...

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Numotion launches ATOM

October 1, 2020HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Numotion has launched the Assistive Technology Outcome Measure, a peer-reviewed measure to provide insight into the effectiveness of complex rehab technology. The data collected in the national ATOM survey will be applied in a number of different ways, including determining areas for the clinical team to focus on during the evaluation, providing a better understanding of client needs for applicable reimbursement, and creating a comparison of client satisfaction and function with...

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Clinicians on camera

August 16, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. - A work group of the Clinician Task Force is producing eight-minute videos to educate wheelchairs users on the importance of current complex rehab technology legislation.CTF expected the videos to be completed just in time for National CRT Awareness Week, Aug. 19-23.“This is our tangible contribution as an organization to CRT Week,” said Cathy Carver, executive director of CTF and a PT, ATP/SMS who runs the wheelchair and seating clinic at UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center...

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Wanted for CRT cause: Able-bodied recruits

August 2, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Three wheelchair users, with help from NRRTS, will stage a virtual town hall meeting Aug. 13 to enlist able-bodied people to their cause of preserving access to complex rehab technology.Wheelchair users make a huge impact on members of Congress, but there aren't enough of them to push the needle, so they need to cast a wider net, says Kyle Romano, one of the wheelchair users who will speak during the town hall.“Our education efforts need to be toward a population that's larger...

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One last signature needed

July 25, 2019Ronda Buhrmester

In today's world, navigating the insurance industry can be difficult. It can be especially hard for those with complex disabilities. This group of people depends on complex rehab technology (CRT) to live an independent life. CRT is used by people with complex medical needs and includes equipment like individually configured wheelchairs, custom seating systems, adaptive bathing equipment and gait trainers.Currently, Medicaid does not have concrete guidelines to protect CRT in New York State. There...

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NCART designates CRT Awareness Week

July 24, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - NCART has designated Aug. 19-23 National CRT Awareness Week to boost awareness of the importance of complex rehab technology and build support for legislation during the August congressional recess. NCART is helping providers to coordinate site visits for lawmakers and to schedule meetings in their home district offices. It's also updating its advocacy materials. CRT stakeholders have had some recent successes, most recently in July when the House Health Subcommittee of the Energy &...

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