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Group recharges batteries

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12/21/2010

A who's who of complex rehab stakeholders showed up for a presentation by Ann Eubank at Medtrade in November. The subject: Raising about $200,000 for Users First Alliance (UFA), a newly minted 501c3 nonprofit that has worked, since 2007, to ensure appropriate access to seating and mobility equipment by empowering consumers, clinicians and providers. "There were more than 70 people in attendance," said Eubank, executive director of UFA. Here's what Eubank told HME News in December about UFA's evolution into a force to be reckoned with.

Complex rehab consolidation continues

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Friday, December 3, 2010

United Seating and Mobility (USM) announced this week that it has picked up three RehabTECH branches: Fridley, Minn, which serves the greater Minneapolis area.; Oak Creak, Wis., which serves the greater Milwaukee

Complex rehab providers are shaking things up

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Monday, August 23, 2010

On my desk right now are notes for three stories, all of which have to do with complex rehab providers expanding their footprints: ATG Rehab into Oklahoma City, Okla., and Chattanooga, Tenn.; National Seating & Mobility (NSM) into Las Vegas; and Chair & Equipment Rentals & Sales outsi

Ensure survival through change

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03/16/2010

It's old news now that complex rehab companies are under the gun. For example, while they received an exemption from national competitive bidding, they also got hit with a 9.5% Medicare reduction effective Jan. 1, 2009. Unfortunately, there is neither a silver bullet nor a great business secret that can be used to solve the challenges stemming from reimbursement reductions. Companies have been forced to look at a variety of changes to ensure survival.

How would you define complex rehab?

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Monday, November 23, 2009

As part of today's and tomorrow's Webinar, NCART distributed a "working definition" of complex rehab. The definition is one of the first steps in creating a separate benefit for complex rehab.

NRRTS responds to the AARP

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A few blogs ago, I wrote about an editorial in the recent AARP Bulletin titled "The Case of the Expensive Wheelchair." Simon Margolis, executive director of NRRTS, has crafted a response titled "The Case of the Misinformed Editor."

At bat: Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has gone to bat for the complex rehab industry, writing a letter in support of repealing the 9.5% cut as part of healthcare reform.

NRRTS sponsors pavilion at Medtrade

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Monday, August 3, 2009

NRRTS will sponsor the Complex Rehab Pavilion at Medtrade, the organization announced this afternoon. The pavilion will be a grouping of 20-plus booths that all share this theme: equipment and services to meet the complex needs of people with disabilities.

Simon Margolis and crew are fired up!

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Monday, July 27, 2009

NRRTS has stepped up to the plate when it comes to disseminating complex rehab news. Have you noticed that the organization is sending out more frequent e-mail blasts? That it's doing a better job of updating the breaking news section of its Web site?

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