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Cuts threaten access to complex rehab in Illinois


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Complex rehab providers in Illinois are facing a double-whammy: an unannounced change to the payment methodology announced in April and an across-the-board payment cut of 16.75% announced in May.

Stakeholders launch #Tweet4CRT


WASHINGTON – NCART, U.S. Rehab and People for Quality Care have launched #Tweet4CRT to fight CMS’s plan to apply competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs.

MHA launches advocacy website


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Managed Health Care Associates, which owns The MED Group, has launched a website dedicated to legislative advocacy, it announced March 17.

Midwest Medical hosts Sen. Thune


WATERTOWN, S.D. – Midwest Medical, a member of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services, hosted a meeting with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Feb. 19 to discuss concerns over the impact of competitive bidding in rural areas.

Have questions? PFQC will get them answered


WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care (PFQC), an advocacy group and division of The VGM Group, has launched a Q&A series to address questions about home care and HME.

United Spinal sets date for Roll on Capitol Hill


NEW YORK – The United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, will gather in Washington, D.C., June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill.

NCART revamps websites


EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART has unveiled new and improved websites for and

People for Quality Care launches ‘Dear Medicare’ website


WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care (P4QC) has launched “Dear Medicare,” a website that features the stories of seniors and people with disabilities who are being negatively impacted by healthcare policies.

Public enemy No. 1

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Walt Gorski, formerly of AAHomecare, once told me that audits were a bigger issue for HME providers than competitive bidding.

I’m starting to believe him.

Medicare beneficiaries blast audits in new video

‘Twenty-eights years in a wheelchair and I’ve never had an issue until now,” says one beneficiary

WATERLOO, Iowa – In a new video, People for Quality Care (PFQC), the advocacy arm of The VGM Group, zooms in on CMS’s crippling audit program.