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In brief: Change Healthcare breach, Option Care results, Masimo collaboration

February 23, 2024HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Change Healthcare, a revenue cycle management company, has experienced a cyberattack, it stated on its website.  “Once we became aware of the outside threat, in the interest of protecting our partners and patients, we took immediate action to disconnect our systems to prevent further impact. At this time, we believe the issue is specific to Change Healthcare and all other systems across UnitedHealth Group are operational.”  UnitedHealth Group...

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United Spinal urges recognition of International Wheelchair Day

February 22, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association is inviting champions of disability inclusion to share its International Wheelchair Day blog on their social media platforms to highlight International Wheelchair Day, March 1. The blog offers reflections from wheelchair users on the impact of their mobility devices on their independence, freedom, and quality of life. United Spinal advocates for and provides resources to people with SCI/D.

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New coalition works to secure independence

January 19, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association is working with a broad coalition of stakeholders, including wheelchair manufacturers, to develop securement standards that can be applied to ground transportation.  The SecureRide Coalition launched in November with support from General Motors, VW, Invacare, Ki Mobility, NCART, Permobil, Pride Mobility Products/Quantum Rehab and Sunrise Medical.  “We definitely need this coalition – it’s been a long time coming,”...

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In brief: Prior auth burden, VGM Forbin president, JANZ acquisition

January 19, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has finalized a rule that sets requirements for Medicare Advantage organizations and other programs to improve the electronic exchange of health information and prior authorization processes and reduce burden on patients, providers and payers.  The agency estimates its Interoperability and Prior Authorization Final Rule (CMS-0057-F) will result in $15 billion in estimated savings over 10 years.  “When a doctor says a patient needs a procedure, it is essential...

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United Spinal relaunches etiquette guide

January 18, 2024HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – United Spinal Association has relaunched its popular Disability Etiquette Guide, which was initially published soon after the American Disabilities Act was passed in 1990. The guide seeks to educate businesses, schools and the general public about the disability community and contains helpful statistics and language guidelines. “Our original Disability Etiquette Guide had an enormous impact for members of the disability community in workplaces, schools, and fellow...

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In brief: United Spinal spearheads new coalition, TwelveStone expands in Virginia

November 21, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association is partnering with wheelchair and vehicle manufacturers and other interested stakeholders to launch the SecureRide Coalition. The coalition is developing a wheelchair securement standard that can be applied to personal vehicles, rideshares and public transit, as well as buses, rail and low-speed shuttles. “For untold millions of Americans, accessible vehicles would be a game changer for our community,” said CEO Vincenzo Piscopo. “A true...

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Wheelchair users push priorities during Roll on Capitol Hill 

July 10, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – About 100 wheelchair users from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., recently for the United Spinal Association’s 11th Roll on Capitol Hill. They led more than 160 office visits with legislators and their staff to discuss three policy priorities: improve air travel protections, wheelchair coverage and accessible ground transportation. “I always say that this ‘isn’t my thing,’” said wheelchair user Meg Hammond, who represented Ohio....

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United Spinal celebrates ‘exceptional individuals’ 

November 8, 2022HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – United Spinal Association will host its 2022 Member Awards Gala virtually on Nov. 10, culminating its year-long #StrongWheeled Together campaign. United Spinal welcomes all friends and supporters, as well as the SCI/D community, to join the association as it presents its #StrongWheeled Together Award to an up-and-coming group of exceptional individuals. Honorees will include Dominick Evans (Michigan), filmmaker and disability activist - Performing Arts; Erik Kondo (Massachusetts),...

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United Spinal to participate in virtual space mission

August 31, 2022HME News Staff

NEW YORK – United Spinal Association will participate in a virtual crew to remotely test Callisto, a technology demonstration payload embedded on NASA’s Orion spacecraft, during the upcoming Artemis I mission. The mission will evaluate how Amazon’s Alexa and other innovative technologies integrated with Callisto could be used to assist astronauts in future crewed missions to the moon and beyond. Rhonel Cinous, a member of United Spinal from Miami, will have the opportunity to simulate...

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United Spinal sets stage for Roll on Capitol Hill 

May 16, 2022HME News Staff

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. – The United Spinal Association has announced that this year’s Roll on Capitol Hill, and all future events, will include in-person and virtual participation. This year's event takes place June 12-15. “This is due to the rapid acceptance of accommodations that our community has long asked for, such as telework, telehealth and the use of virtual platforms for meetings,” the association stated. United Spinal is reincorporating in-person visits for the first...

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