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Miller named to NCART exec committee

January 5, 2023HME News Staff

AKRON, Ohio – Johnny Miller has been appointed to the executive committee of NCART. Miller, owner of Miller’s, has served on the NCART board of directors since 2016. “I am honored to again serve on the Executive Committee alongside an outstanding group of industry leaders,” he said. “NCART is poised for an important 2023 as we focus on seeking Medicare coverage for power wheelchair seat elevation and power standing technology. Additionally, I am eager to help with efforts...

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Stakeholders set complex rehab agenda

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Stakeholders set complex rehab agenda

December 16, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Stakeholders have shared a list of complex rehab priorities for 2023, including several holdovers from 2022, like securing Medicare coverage for power seat elevation devices.  On that priority, stakeholders are well on their way, with CMS expected to issue a decision memo on Feb. 15 and, following another comment period, to finalize coverage in May.  “There are next steps,” said Wayne Grau, executive director of NCART. “If (the decision) is...

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Stakeholders oppose wheelchair bill

November 17, 2022HME News Staff

BOSTON – AAHomecare, NCART and HOMES have joined forces to send a letter to leaders in the Massachusetts legislature opposing S. 3136, a bill aimed at expanding wheelchair warranty protections in the state. “While AAHomecare and our partners are committed to improving the wheelchair repair process to ensure consumers receive timely and quality repair services, the bill as currently written would place undue burdens on providers and manufacturers and, ultimately, reduce patient access...

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Seat elevation takes another step forward

November 4, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Complex rehab stakeholders submitted more than 3,500 comments in support of reconsidering the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include power seat elevation systems.  “Even CMS said it was quite a large number of comments,” said Wayne Grau, executive director of NCART, on a recent industry webcast, “and these weren’t cut-and-paste comments. But there’s still a long row to go here.”  Stakeholders...

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Congress throws support behind power standing systems

September 23, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders now also have a sign-on letter circulating in the Senate asking CMS to open a public comment period for power standing systems.  The three senators spearheading the letter – Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Bob Casey, D-Pa. – have supported efforts to move forward with Medicare coverage for these systems in the past, but they did so individually.  “They’re stepping it up with this group...

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Stakeholders show up in force for complex rehab

September 23, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – A record 300 providers, manufacturers, clinicians, consumers and others participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14, a nearly 58% increase over last year.  They held 292 congressional meetings on that one day.  “Attendance was significantly higher than prior years, including last year, when we had 190 participate,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART.  The three main talking points of those meetings: securing...

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Power standing systems: Stakeholders increase pressure to act 

September 22, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders now have a sign-on letter circulating in the Senate that asks CMS to open a public comment period for power standing systems, NCART reports.  The letter is spearheaded by Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Bob Casey, D-Pa.  “Now is the time for CRT advocates to take action,” NCART stated in a bulletin. “We need your help getting signatures on both letters to send a strong message to CMS.”  There...

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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

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CRT efforts gain momentum with fly-in

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

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Wayne Grau takes lead at NCART

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Wayne Grau takes lead at NCART

August 19, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Wayne Grau plans to do more listening than talking in his new role as executive director of NCART.  Grau, whose first day on the job was Aug. 1, says despite his 30-year career in the HME industry, much of it focused on complex rehab, he still has a lot to learn.  “My job is really to listen to members,” he said. “There’s thousands of years of experience with these manufacturers and providers. It would be silly of me to think I know...

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