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United Spinal hosts outdoor enthusiast at Roll on Capitol Hill

May 25, 2018HME News Staff

NEW YORK - The United Spinal Association will host power wheelchair user Ian Mackay at its 7th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, June 24-27 in Washington, D.C. Mackay, a California native, avid outdoor enthusiast and peer group leader, will attend the event for the first time to speak with legislators on issues that affect the independence and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders and other pre-existing conditions. In 2016, he rode his wheelchair across the state to advocate...

consumer advocacy, Ian Mackay, united spinal, wheelchair


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P4QC hosts webinar for Medicare bennies

November 29, 2016HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - People for Quality Care will host a webinar for Medicare beneficiaries and family caregivers on Dec. 1 to provide them with the latest developments on competitive bidding and teach them how to get involved in the fight to protect their access to HME. “As government policies and Medicare cuts continue to limit access to HME, the need for patients to speak out is becoming increasingly important,” P4QC said. HME providers are encouraged to invite their customers to...

consumer advocacy, people for quality care, Webinar


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'Enjoy Life' program kicks off

June 3, 2014HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Sports n' Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, has teamed up with Life After Spinal Cord Injury, a nonprofit program of UroMed, and Wheel:Life, an online community, to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer.” Now in its fourth year, the program kicks off with a photo contest with prize giveaways. This year's theme is running free and the slogan is ROAM. The program will spotlight activities like adaptive...

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News

In brief: CMS sets ICD-10 start date, AAH adds videos to campaign toolbox

May 2, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - In an April 30 proposed rule that sets hospital and long-term care inpatient payment rates and rules for 2015, CMS acknowledged it plans to implement ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015. Congress forced the agency's hand when both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed “doc fix” bills that included a one-year delay in the transition to the new coding system. CMS “expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that...

competitive bidding, consumer advocacy, icd-10, MPP, Retail, VGM


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Medtrade Show Daily

'Real people' make important HME allies

September 24, 2013John Andrews

Recruiting the users of home medical equipment to help out with the industry's lobbying efforts is essential for ensuring that legislators and agency heads hear a different voice in the arguments against Medicare competitive bidding and other government initiatives. Medtrade organizers realize the increasingly vital value consumers bring to the HME industry's message and are expanding their role with the Wheel:Life Community Expo and Welcome Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 4-6 p.m.“The...

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Medtrade Show Daily

'Real people' make important HME allies

September 24, 2013John Andrews

Recruiting the users of home medical equipment to help out with the industry's lobbying efforts is essential for ensuring that legislators and agency heads hear a different voice in the arguments against Medicare competitive bidding and other government initiatives. Medtrade organizers realize the increasingly vital value consumers bring to the HME industry's message and are expanding their role with the Wheel:Life Community Expo and Welcome Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 4-6 p.m.“The...

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Mobility

Complex rehab: Stakeholders reinforce efforts with new site

May 24, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - A new website will put all the resources stakeholders need to advocate for a separate benefit for complex rehab right at their fingertips.The site, www.access2crt.org, which goes live May 30, will feature, among other things, an informational video on complex rehab, a position paper outlining the need for a separate benefit, and a one-page summary of H.R. 4378."If (you can share) a 10-minute video and you can give them three pages of information, I think that will give them a very good...

complex rehab, consumer advocacy, CRT, Don Clayback, H.R. 4378, ncart


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On the Editor's Desk

Users First Alliance gets nonprofit status, prepares for prime time

December 2, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I just finished up writing a Q&A with Users First Alliance's Ann Eubank for the January issue of HME News. Here's a sneak peak: A who's who of complex rehab stakeholders showed up for a presentation by Ann Eubank at Medtrade in November. The subject of the presentation: Raising about $200,000 for Users First Alliance (UFA), a newly minted 501c3 nonprofit that has worked, since 2007, to ensure appropriate access to seating and mobility equipment by empowering consumers, clinicians and providers. “There...

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Consumer advocacy seeks to educate, empower patients

September 26, 2010Jennifer Keirn

Consumers are often the HME industry's most credible spokespeople, and now Medtrade's getting into the game of arming them to become outspoken homecare advocates. Last fall's hastily arranged consumer panel has been expanded into the Nov. 18 Consumer Advocacy Day, which includes advocacy training, a VIP tour of the NextGen Accessible Home, show floor access, and education sessions specific to sleep, rehab and oxygen. "There's a need for a united front, a united voice bringing together the shareholders...

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