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Manual accessories: NCART puts new emphasis on access

‘Providers have tried to hold off making changes that will affect access as much as they can, but if relief doesn’t come soon, there are going to be more and more access issues’

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders are taking a slightly different tack now that the manual accessories issue wasn’t included in the recent omnibus bill.

NCART, UPitt launch CRT survey


PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology has partnered with NCART to survey complex rehab professionals.

CRT stakeholders line up strategy


WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS have three, ideally two, legislative asks for their National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference, April 25-26.

Complex rehab conference highlights consumers


WASHINGTON – This year’s National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference, hosted by NCART and NRRTS, will put consumers front and center like never before.

Consumers throw support behind accessories bill


WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a bill that would halt competitive bidding-related prices for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

NCART seeks updated financials


WASHINGTON – A lot has changed in the complex rehab market in the last nearly 10 years—that’s why NCART is looking to update its National CRT Provider Financial Survey.

In brief: Permobil expands in New Zealand, Dexcom ships G5


LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired Auckland, New Zealand-based Durable Medical Equipment, Ltd., the largest complex rehab company in the country, it has announced.

The deal allows Permobil to “increase access to care” in New Zealand.

NCART launches survey


ROCHESTER, N.Y. – NCART has commissioned the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology to conduct a confidential National CRT Provider Financial Survey.

Ahead of expansion, PA process runs smoothly

Providers report reasonable turnaround times, decent affirmation rates

WASHINGTON – CMS plans to expand a prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes nationwide on July 17 and the agency, for the most part, has the blessing of industry stakeholders.

Seat elevation: Users rally around improved technology

Stakeholders say they’re committed to working with Medicare to get it covered

WASHINGTON – There was important work to do to protect accessories during the recent National CRT Conference, but the talk of the town may have been seat elevation technology.