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In brief: Industry stays busy, Margolis passes away

July 29, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Although lawmakers are on recess, HME industry stakeholders have been holding strategy sessions on efforts to push through relief in non-bid areas.AAHomecare, VGM and the Council for Quality Respiratory Care, as well as other D.C.-based HME lobbyists met recently with Senate staffers who reaffirmed their commitment to get a delay to the July 1 reimbursement cuts when Congress returns in September, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.Staffers indicated during the meeting that making...

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Mobility

Complex rehab leader passes away

July 27, 2016HME News Staff

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. - The complex rehab community is mourning the loss of Simon Margolis, an industry leader and advocate, who passed away July 25 at the age of 66.Passionate about preserving access to complex rehab, Margolis was involved in the creation of NCART and NRRTS.He served on the NCART, RESNA and NRRTS Boards of Directors; as president of RESNA and NRRTS; and ultimately as executive director of NRRTS for seven years before retiring in 2013 due to health concerns."As a clinician, provider,...

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Mobility

Behind the scenes

May 17, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - Tenacious efforts by providers, consumers and manufacturers led to last week's introduction of a bipartisan Senate bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab, stakeholders say.“This proves that individual conversations do make a difference,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART. “Members will respond—with enough noise—to the needs of the people.”That “noise” sure reached Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Thad Cochran,...

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On the Move

What's in a name?

May 11, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

As stakeholders have worked to create a separate benefit category for complex rehab, they've also created something else: new acronyms. They've worked hard to help people understand what complex rehab is and why it's important, and one byproduct of spreading the word is one of my favorite acronyms: CRT (complex rehab technology.) CRT does exactly what an acronym should: it's easier to write, easier to say and takes up much less space in a certain reporter's stories and headlines than complex rehab...

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On the Editor's Desk

Updates: Separate benefit, first-month purchase option

September 28, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Don Clayback e-mailed NCART members late on Friday to let them know that a steering committee working on a separate benefit for complex rehab plans to publish a new "proposal paper" on Sept. 30. It also plans to hold two teleconferences to discuss the paper on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. (click here to register) and Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. (click here to register). I'll be tuning in on Oct. 4. "We are making progress with this major initiative and it is important that you stay aware of what is developing and provide...

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A good problem for the industry to have?

June 1, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

A few blogs ago ("Someone wants National Seating & Mobility and United Seating & Mobility to step up to the plate"), I wrote about how ATG Rehab holds its annual meeting at the same time and in the same place as CELA, and how someone at Medtrade Spring asked me why National Seating & Mobility and United Seating & Mobility didn't do the same thing. The idea: If CELA also had the drawing power of NSM and USM, it could significantly increase the industry's presence on Capitol Hill during the event. Now,...

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'Difficult times make strange bedfellows'

October 30, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

So I spoke with Simon Margolis this morning about yesterday's consensus conference on creating a separate benefit for complex rehab (if you haven't already read my story on the conference, click here). Margolis, executive director of NRRTS, believes it was a momentous occasion. Here's why: Difficult times make very strange bedfellows. This is the first time—I mean you have to really think about what's happening here—you have AAHomecare, NCART, NRRTS, RESNA and the Clinician Task Force...

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Medtrade notes: Separate benefit for complex power wheelchairs

October 19, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I had already listened to Don Clayback's presentation on creating a new benefit for complex power wheelchairs earlier this month (click here for my story), but I attended his presentation at Medtrade, anyway. I'm glad I did. The presentation may have been the same, but because attendees asked different questions, Clayback and other members of the steering committee offered a few new details. Here are a few of those details, plus some observations: What products will be included in the benefit? Clayback...

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