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NCART makes case for telehealth

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART and the CRT Remote Services Consortium on Jan. 4 submitted comments to the Telehealth Workgroups of the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives making the case for a permanent telehealth option for people with disabilities who require complex rehab technology. The comments are another step toward getting Congress to include in legislation the ability for CMS to “make permanent” the temporary COVID-19 policies that designate physical therapists and...

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People news: Doug Harper, Mickae Lee

January 5, 2021HME News Staff

Doug Harper has joined the board of directors of ABM Respiratory Care, a medical device company focused on developing integrated clearance and ventilation systems. Harper brings decades of experience in health care to ABM, and his counsel and expertise will help the company commercialize its respiratory solutions…Mickae Lee has been promoted to associate director of NCART. She has served as director of advocacy and communication for the past five years. Her responsibilities have...

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NCART pushes telehealth for PTs, OTs

November 10, 2020HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. - NCART has responded to CMS's proposed rule on Medicare payment policies for physicians, which includes proposals related to continuing the expanded telehealth policies when the public health emergency expires, but not for physical and occupational therapists. NCART has written a letter to CMS in support of permanently authorizing PTs and OTs as telehealth practitioners and including the related PT and OT codes as authorized telehealth services. Additionally, NCART is also continuing...

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NCART names news officers

September 24, 2020HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. - Chris Yule of Travis Medical is the new president of NCART. Yule has been an influential player in the complex rehab industry for more than 20 years. “I'm excited to be leading the board and staff of our CRT industry association dedicated to protecting access for people with disabilities,” he said. “Every CRT provider and manufacturer needs to be an NCART member in the interests of their businesses and of their customers. We have a lot of work to do and I look...

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NCART reschedules monthly webcast

September 22, 2020HME News Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. - NCART, NRRTS, U.S. Rehab and The Clinician Task Force have rescheduled their monthly webcast to Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. ET. The webcast was originally scheduled for Sept. 24, but stakeholders didn't want to conflict with the RESNA 2020 Virtual Conference on Sept 23 and 24. Individuals who have already registered for the Sept. 24 webcast will be automatically registered for the Oct. 1 webcast. If you haven't registered and would like to, go here.

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Complex rehab stakeholders prep request, form consortium

August 21, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Complex rehab stakeholders have taken steps to advance key initiatives related to power seat elevation and power standing systems, and telehealth and remote services. Stakeholders, led by the ITEM Coalition, have created four work groups (clinical, reimbursement/technology, legal and congressional/advocacy) to work on filing a request for reconsideration of the Medicare NCD for power seat elevation and power standing systems. They're almost ready to submit that request, said Don Clayback...

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Awareness week spotlights complex rehab, accessories

August 19, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - More than 65 organizations and thousands of individuals participated in National CRT Awareness Week Aug. 10-14.Their top goal for the week: To get their members of the House of Representatives to sign a letter asking CMS to permanently exempt accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs from competitive bidding pricing.“Getting as many House members to as we can to sign on to this congressional letter is especially important,” said Don Clayback, executive director of...

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NCART elects board members

August 4, 2020HME News Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. - NCART has finalized its board of directors, following an election in June. The board members are: Mike Barner, administrative director, University of Michigan Wheelchair Seating Service; Bruce Bayes, president, Custom Mobility; Seth Johnson, senior vice president of government affairs, Quantum Rehab; Debbie Kalk, president/CEO, Reliable Medical Supply; Johnny Miller, president, Miller's; Doug Munsey, president, Ki Mobility; Greg Packer, president, U.S. Rehab; Gretchen Schuler, vice...

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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...

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ADA anniversary: A time of celebration, cause for improvements

June 19, 2020Tracy Orzel

WATERLOO, Iowa - To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab and NCART have released a video featuring longtime champion and lead sponsor of the act, retired Sen. Tom Harkin.The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement was established in 2013 to continue to catalyze change on issues of social justice, fairness and opportunity.“Having him speak to the CRT policies that are needed helps set the stage for us to have those...

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