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Mickae Lee

Mobility

NCART announces Lee’s departure, seeks payer relations manager  

December 18, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART has announced that Mickae Lee, associate director, is leaving the organization on Jan. 1, 2024.  She will remain in the industry, working in a government relations role, according to NCART.  “It has been a privilege to be part of the NCART team and I am beyond grateful for the opportunities and experiences I’ve been afforded during my time here,” Lee said. “It is a true honor to be surrounded by such an incredible group of fellow advocates...

Mickae Lee, NCART, Payer Relations


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AAH backs NCART on power seat elevation

December 7, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has submitted comments to CMS supporting NCART’s recommendations for coding, coverage and payment regulations for power seat elevation systems. The recommendations, provided during a Nov. 30 virtual public meeting, include:   Adopting the code description proposed in the NCART code application.  Recognizing power seat elevation as a stand-alone system, the same as power tilt and/or power recline, and not merely an add on component.  Requiring...

AAHomecare, NCART, Power seat elevation


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Wayne Grau

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Medicare Advantage: Task force readies to intervene 

December 6, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – A task force led by NCART has built a systematic process for collecting data on Medicare Advantage denials so stakeholders can show CMS that these plans are not following the rules.  “These denials are not a fluke; they are not anecdotal,” said Wayne Grau, executive director of NCART. “If it were just one mistake, it could be passed off, but what we’re seeing is prevalent. They’re not abiding by Medicare guidelines, and they’re supposed...

Complex Rehab, denials, Medicare Advantage, NCART


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NCART adds four members 

December 4, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART added four new members in November: manufacturers Homecare Products and Invacare; and suppliers Norco and Laurel Medical Solutions. “We’re grateful to all our members for their support and privileged to work alongside each of them to protect and enhance access to CRT in the community,” the organization stated. “If your company provides or manufactures CRT, help us fight the negative trends in coverage and payment that continue to mount. Your support...

Complex Rehab, Homecare Products, Invacare, Laurel Medical Supplies, NCART, Norco


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Cara Masselink

Mobility

Stakeholders make progress on power standing, repair

October 13, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab technology stakeholders participated in a call with CMS on Sept. 26 to provide the agency with additional information to support Medicare coverage for power standing systems.  The meeting was led by the ITEM Coalition and attended by Wayne Grau, executive director of NCART, and Cara Masselink, executive director of the Clinician Task Force, as well as physicians, clinicians, manufacturers and consumers.  “I would love to tell you, ‘It’s...

Clinician Task Force (CTF), Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), ITEM Coalition, NCART


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Greg Packer

Mobility

Cost climate: What’s the impact on complex rehab? 

September 27, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa, and WASHINGTON – U.S. Rehab and NCART have teamed up on a new survey to assess the impact of today’s radically changed business climate on the financial health of complex rehab technology companies.  The survey, conducted by Christy Ryken and her Strategic Marketing Services team at the University of Northern Iowa, seeks to gauge the impact of inflation and supply chain disruptions, as well as increased wages and shipping costs, says Wayne Grau executive director...

NCART, Survey, U.S. Rehab


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Wayne Grau

Mobility

Complex rehab stakeholders send ‘powerful message’ 

September 20, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – A recent fly-in and product expo organized by NCART and NRRTS was the perfect opportunity to lay the groundwork for several of the complex rehab industry’s top priorities, including getting CMS to move forward with coverage for power standing systems.   More than 200 attendees participated and more than 200 “congressional connections” were made as part of the virtual fly-in on Sept. 13.  “Efforts to get CMS to open the comment period...

Complex Rehab, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), NCART, Power standing systems


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NCART update: Awareness Week turnout, new supplier member 

September 5, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – National CRT Awareness Week Aug. 14-18 saw more than 120 organizations and hundreds of individuals share stories, write articles, post videos, hold webinars and create new resources for advocacy, according to NCART. “The week accomplished exactly what we set out to do, which was develop a better understanding of complex rehab technology, the people who use it, how it’s prescribed and provided, and why access is so important,” the organization stated in a bulletin....

Awareness, Complex Rehab, Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), National, NCART


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In brief: ResMed delays, AAH & CRT surveys, WellSky investment

August 25, 2023HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed initiated an over-the-air update to its AirSense 11 devices on Aug. 23 to reduce the delay of patient therapy data into myAir and AirView and, ultimately, resolve transmission issues, according to an update posted to its website.  The company expects data to be available nightly in myAir and AirView within two weeks.  “While some patients may already be able to view their most recent therapy data in myAir, the process of restoring regular data updates...

3M, AAHomecare, NCART, ResMed, U.S. Rehab, WellSky


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NCART, U.S. Rehab seek insight on stability of CRT businesses

August 23, 2023HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – NCART and U.S. Rehab have joined forces to launch a comprehensive survey to gather real-time data on the financial stability of businesses within the complex rehab industry.  The convergence of factors such as inflation, wage increases, supply chain disruptions, and elevated shipping costs has led to a challenging environment that demands careful analysis and collective action, they say.   “Complex rehab technologies are experiencing pressure from many...

Complex Rehab, NCART, U.S. Rehab, VGM


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