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ISS prioritizes patient care

October 29, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH – Organizers have moved the International Seating Symposium from October to January, in large part, to make sure clinicians are free to help with COVID-19 patients who are in recovery, says Mark Schmeler.  “We are all, as clinicians, busy taking care of people,” said Schmeler, an associate professor in the Rehabilitation Science and Technology Department at the University of Pittsburgh, which is organizing the event. “You see on the news that ICU beds are...

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Invacare sponsors ESPY winner

October 7, 2021HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare is sponsoring Rob Mendez, the inspirational high school football coach and 2019 ESPY winner of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. Mendez, who was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, which left him without arms or legs, uses the Invacare Storm Series Torque power wheelchair equipped with Adaptive Switch Labs (ASL) technology. “We are proud to have Coach Rob Mendez represent Invacare,” said Matt Monaghan, chairman, president and CEO of Invacare. “His courage,...

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Stakeholders make case for complex rehab

October 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – The Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 21 drew 184 attendees and resulted in nearly 230 visits with members of Congress, according to organizers NCART and NRRTS.  This year’s virtual format offered a number of benefits, they say, including the ability to “show” members of Congress and their staff complex rehab equipment, says Weesie Walker, executive director of NRRTS.  “In my group from Georgia, we had a therapist from the Clinician...

Complex Rehab Technology, Don Clayback, NCART, NRRTS, Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in


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MedSupply launches full-service CRT program

August 18, 2021HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. – MedSupply has launched MedSupply Mobility Solutions, a full-service complex rehab, seating, positioning and mobility program.  MMS delivers custom mobility equipment, which includes manual and power wheelchairs, adaptive seating and positioning systems and devices requiring evaluation, fitting, configuration, adjustment or programming. Every piece of specialized equipment is custom-made to optimize their customers' function and independence.  "Our goal is...

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Braze Mobility names new exec 

April 1, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Braze Mobility has named Allan Boyd vice president of business development. Boyd has more than 25 years of experience in complex rehab and served as general manager of Permobil Canada until 2020. Prior to that, he managed Invacare’s seating division. “I am thrilled to have Allan on our team,” said Pooja Viswanathan, CEO and co-founder of Braze Mobility. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for not only his experiences and what he has accomplished in the industry,...

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NSM launches education for nurse case managers

January 27, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has developed a new NSM University course to educate nurse case managers about complex rehab technology and mobility products. The one-hour course, “Introduction to Complex Rehab Technology & Accessibility Products for Persons with Disabilities,” outlines the differences between standard DME and CRT equipment, and introduces various types of wheelchairs, seating systems and accessories. “Broadening the scope of understanding...

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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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