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Mobility

Seat elevation: Users rally around improved technology

June 2, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - There was important work to do to protect accessories during the recent National CRT Conference, but the talk of the town may have been seat elevation technology.As part of an industry update at the conference, company officials from Pride Mobility Products and Permobil discussed their recent advancements in seat elevation technology, to the applause of wheelchair users in the room.“One of the reasons this technology resonates so much with users is they can see the direct impact...

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Complex rehab stakeholders make their case

April 28, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. - The amount of work that needs to get done in Congress this year may be a double-edged sword for complex rehab stakeholders, lobbyists say.While the chaos could make it difficult for stakeholders to get heard, it could also provide a number of legislative vehicles for their issues, lobbyists told attendees at the National CRT Conference on April 26, after outlining the myriad goals of President Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress, including repealing and replacing the...

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Custom seats, backs return to individual pricing

April 28, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The DME MACs for Jurisdictions B and C have agreed to process all holding claims for custom seats and backs based on individual pricing, Rita Stanley, vice president of government relations for Sunrise Medical, announced at the National CRT Conference on April 26.Stanley says she was told there are 30 or so such claims for E2609 and E2617.“As of today, they were going to start processing those claims based on individual consideration again,” she said. “If the pricing...

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Post-acute care could pay off

May 26, 2015Tracy Orzel

ARLINGTON, Va. - Providers need to educate themselves on different post-acute care payment models if they want to get a piece of the pie, says Kelsey Mellard.“(Providers') supplies and technologies are getting accounted for in these payment systems, yet they're not at the table negotiating,” said Mellard, executive director of the Post-Acute Care Center for Research (PACCR), who spoke at the National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference in April.The two most popular models: accountable...

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Leaders discuss challenges

May 26, 2015Tracy Orzel

A panel of six complex rehab providers and manufacturers in April led a discussion on the challenges associated with balancing innovation with reimbursement and the importance of consumer-driven advocacy during the National CRT Conference in Arlington, Va.It all comes down to reimbursement, says Julie Jackson, director of Invacare's rehab business unit.“We know what (customers) want and we want to be able to develop products to meet their needs,” she said. “The challenge we face...

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