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Clayback to leave on high note

May 6, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – When Don Clayback steps down from NCART later this year, his parting wish for the organization is increased support – from providers, clinicians, manufacturers and consumers.  “We need to figure out how to double the core that we’ve created,” said Clayback, who will leave his executive director post on Sept. 30 after 13 years. “Our messaging is good – we have a good story to tell – but we need more voices and more financial...

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In brief: Clayback to step down, health spending slows, Optum buys home care provider 

April 1, 2022HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – Don Clayback will step down as executive director of NCART on Sept. 30 after 13 years leading the organization.  “I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have had at NCART to help protect and improve access to CRT for people with disabilities,” said Clayback. “It has been an honor to advocate to ensure the children and adults we serve receive the highest quality equipment and supporting services they deserve to live full and independent lives....

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NCART’s Clayback to step down

March 30, 2022HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – Don Clayback will step down as executive director of NCART on Sept. 30 after 13 years leading the organization.  “I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have had at NCART to help protect and improve access to CRT for people with disabilities,” said Clayback. “It has been an honor to advocate to ensure the children and adults we serve receive the highest quality equipment and supporting services they deserve to live full and independent lives....

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Stakeholders help secure extension for telehealth

March 18, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders helped to make sure that a recently passed omnibus bill extending telehealth services beyond the public health emergency included physical therapists and occupational therapists.  The bill, signed by President Biden on March 15 and passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate the week prior, extends telehealth services for 151 days beyond the PHE.  “This is a positive development for protecting remote services for people...

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NCART is on a Medicaid mission

February 11, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART has come right out of the gate in 2022 to work on Medicaid issues, including protecting reimbursement for complex rehab.  The association, through its CRT Payer Relations Committee, is working on various issues in at least 10 different states, including California and Illinois, where legislation has been introduced to recognize and protect the specialized nature of complex rehab.  “That issue is going to continue to be a part of our priority...

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Stakeholders make case for complex rehab

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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...

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Accessories: ‘Our road has not ended’

July 2, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – It’s not a permanent fix, but stakeholders say it’s a great sign that, about a month after taking the reins, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure agreed to extend a suspension of scheduled Medicare cuts to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.  CMS announced on June 23 that it would extend an 18-month pause on applying competitive bidding pricing to these accessories for an additional 90 days, until Oct. 1.  “We have seen some...

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Push for manual accessories intensifies

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Push for manual accessories intensifies

May 28, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders have been working hard to get accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs permanently exempted from competitive bidding pricing for more than a year, but with Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure finally in place at CMS, it’s go time, they say. These accessories have been temporarily exempted from bid pricing only until July 1.  “This has been anticipated, this appointment, and not having that leadership position filled at the agency has...

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NCART: Telehealth bill needs more support

April 23, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – NCART wants to ramp up support for a bill that would permanently expand access to telehealth services, including those provided by physical therapists and occupational therapists.  H.R. 2168, which was re-introduced by Reps. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., and David McKinley, R-W.Va., on March 23, currently has 22 co-sponsors.  “The important thing for this bill is that it specifies PTs, OTs and SLPs need...

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Complex rehab update: Clock ticks on accessories, telehealth advances

March 26, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders are still waiting to see who will officially lead CMS under President Biden, largely stalling their efforts to permanently eliminate competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.  An 18-month suspension on bid pricing is set to expire on July 1.  “Between the COVID uproar last year and the fact that we’re now still waiting for the CMS administrator –...

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