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NCART, NRRTS set CRT Awareness Week agenda

July 30, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - NCART, NRRTS and others are calling on stakeholders to educate lawmakers and policymakers about why access to complex rehab technology matters as part of the upcoming CRT Awareness Week. They have dedicated each day of CRT Awareness Week to a specific group: consumers on Aug. 10, suppliers on Aug. 11, manufacturers on Aug. 12, and clinicians on Aug. 13, followed by an all-out “CRT Advocacy Day” on Aug. 14. Their suggestions on how to support CRT Awareness Week: make a short...

CRT, NCART, NRRTS


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Stakeholders hold second webinar on CRT and COVID-19

April 8, 2020HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. - NCART, NRRTS, U.S. Rehab and the Clinician Task Force are holding another CRT and COVID-19 webinar on Thursday, April 9, at 4 p.m. EST. The webinar will review the latest information to providing and maintaining complex rehab during the pandemic. The webinar is free. Use this link and the password 082344. A recording of the first webinar can be viewed here.

Coronavirus Outbreak, CRT, NCART


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People news: RESNA, Glooko

July 17, 2019HME News Staff

Julie Piriano will be chair of RESNA's Professional Specialty Board effective Aug. 1. Piriano, director of rehab industry affairs at Pride Mobility, is highly active on legislative and regulatory issues for the complex rehab industry and has been a member of RESNA for more than 20 years…Stephen Lien has been named CFO at Glooko, a diabetes data management company. Lien has extensive experience in senior leadership roles, most recently as CFO of PipelineRx, a healthcare SaaS technology company offering...

CRT, Diabetes, Glooko, Julie Piriano, RESNA, Stephen Lien


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Education takes a village, says Elizabeth Cole

July 1, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas - Some stakeholders make their mark on the complex rehab industry with their advocacy. For Elizabeth Cole, it's always been about education.Here's what Cole, who capped off her career with a Distinguished Service Award from NRRTS at the National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference last month, had to say about the role of education in elevating the profession.HME News: Education runs throughout nearly your entire career in complex rehab. Before retiring, you led the ROHO Institute...

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Education takes a village, says Elizabeth Cole

June 7, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas - Some stakeholders make their mark on the complex rehab industry with their advocacy. For Elizabeth Cole, it's always been about education.Here's what Cole, who capped off her career with a Distinguished Service Award from NRRTS at the National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference last month, had to say about the role of education in elevating the profession.HME News: Education runs throughout nearly your entire career in complex rehab. Before retiring, you led the ROHO Institute...

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Protecting CRT state by state

May 31, 2019Guest Commentary

In the political process, complete bipartisan support is rare. But in March, both houses in the Tennessee legislature unanimously passed a bill establishing a separate benefit for complex rehab technology (CRT) products provided through Medicaid.  CRT products—such as power wheelchairs—are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities and profound healthcare challenges. In practical terms, the legislation designates CRT as its own category, protecting it from...

Bill Mixon, CRT, National Seating & Mobility


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Triple play: CRT stakeholders hit Hill with three bills

May 1, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab within the Medicare program has been introduced in the House of Representatives.H.R. 2408 was introduced by Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., on May 1.This follows the introduction on Monday of S. 1223, a bill that would exempt complex rehab manual and power wheelchairs and any wheelchair accessory, cushion or back when furnished in connection with a wheelchair from Medicare competitive bidding pricing.Earlier...

CRT, H.R. 2293, H.R. 2408, S. 1223


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UPitt conducting survey on repairs

April 11, 2019HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a web-based survey on wheelchair repairs to gain understanding of challenges, strategies and opportunities for complex rehab technology service delivery. The survey is for ATPs, technicians, managers/owners and staff in the U.S. who support repairs. Findings from the survey may be used to assist with lobbying activities. Survey respondents will have the chance to win a year of free online CEUs. The survey is open until April 26 and can be taken...

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Complex rehab: Holding MCOs legally accountable

April 5, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BUFFALO, N.Y. - NCART and Neighborhood Legal Services, a nonprofit that provides free legal services to people with low income and people with disabilities, are teaming up on a new effort to call out managed care organizations for their failures to follow Medicaid policies.Here's what Marge Gustas and Joe Clark, a paralegal and attorney, respectively, who will be speaking at the National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference on May 1, had to say about legal strategies to hold MCOs accountable.HME...

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Travis Medical expands to Northwest

April 3, 2019HME News Staff

AUSTIN, Texas - Travel Medical has merged with American Seating & Mobility, expandeding its reach to the Pacific Northwest. The company will provide complex rehab services from 24 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. “Our No. 1 priority is providing the highest level of expertise and exceptional customer experience to individuals with complex rehabilitation needs,” said Chris Yule, CEO of Travis Medical. “We welcome the entire ASM team and...

American Seating & Mobility, CRT, Travel Medical


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