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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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NCART, NRRTS announce dates for fly-in 

May 2, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS will host a virtual congressional fly-in on Sept. 14. “This annual CRT-focused advocacy event keeps the CRT community connected with Capitol Hill and creates an opportunity to talk with Congress about ongoing issues that are impacting access,” NCART stated in a bulletin. “We will be holding the fly-in virtually and are excited that advocates will be able to deliver important messages to their members without leaving their homes or offices.”...

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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....

Don Clayback, Health spending, LHC Group, NCART, Optum, UnitedHealthcare


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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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Short takes: NCART, TexMEP 

March 1, 2022HME News Staff

NCART has named its first new member of 2022: Miller’s Adaptive Technologies. Miller’s, which was founded in 1976, provides adaptive seating products to the complex rehab industry. NCART says it grew its membership by nearly 20% in 2021…The Texas Medical Equipment Providers Association has added Ted Metcalf of VGM & Associates to its board of directors. Metcalf is the regional account manager covering Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas for VGM. He joins Laurie Bachorek,...

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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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NCART grows membership

January 4, 2022HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART says it grew its membership by nearly 20% in 2021. Two of the organization’s newest members include Alpine Home Medical, a provider with 10 locations in Utah and Idaho; and Matia Robotics, a manufacturer of “innovative solutions” for individuals with disabilities. “Thank you to both organizations for adding their support to CRT advocacy work,” the organization stated in a bulletin. “We couldn’t be prouder to be working alongside...

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Stakeholders on power seat elevation: ‘We’re hoping to hear concrete steps’

December 22, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders were scheduled to meet with CMS officials right before the holidays to check on their request to reconsider coverage for power seat elevation and power standing systems.  The meeting was scheduled to take place on Dec. 22 with Dr. Meena Seshamani, deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare, and others.  “We’re hoping to hear from them about specific, concrete steps that the agency is taking and, hopefully,...

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NCART publishes position paper on telehealth

December 9, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART has published a position paper on why Congress must preserve the current telehealth option for complex rehab-related services required by Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities. The paper lists the benefits to beneficiaries of a permanent telehealth option, including reduced exposure to viruses and other health risks, improved access to qualified practitioners, reduced transportation challenges and improved understanding of functional activities in the home. “This...

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Stakeholders ‘anxious’ for movement on seat elevation, standing

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Stakeholders ‘anxious’ for movement on seat elevation, standing

November 5, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders have added additional layers of pressure on CMS to improve access to power seat elevation and power standing systems.  Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Robert Casey, D-Pa., in October sent a letter to CMS asking the agency not just to take the next step but to amend the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage of seat elevation and standing systems that are embedded in power...

Complex Rehab, NCART, Power seat elevation, Power standing systems


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