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In brief: Invacare divests rentals biz, expo spotlights rehab


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has sold its device rentals business for long-term care facilities.

The business, comprised of Invacare Outcomes Management and Dynamic Medical Systems, sold for $15.5 million in cash. The buyer was not disclosed.

Medicaid cuts threaten access to complex rehab in Illinois

National provider suspends service, as it did in California

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois’ decision to cut Medicaid reimbursement across the board by 16.75% is forcing complex rehab providers to reevaluate whether they can continue to provide products and services there.

NCART, NRRTS, RESNA join forces


ARLINGTON, Va. – NCART, NRRTS and RESNA will co-host a single conference next year, July 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

Stakeholders to lawmakers: ‘Make complex rehab bill a priority’


WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders convened on Capitol Hill this week to ask lawmakers to co-sponsor bills to create a separate benefit category for comple

‘Dear Colleague’ letter pressures CMS on accessories

‘They know it’s on its way,’ Bachenheimer says

WASHINGTON – One hundred members of the House of Representatives signed a letter asking CMS to reverse its decision to apply competitive bid pricing to complex rehab wheelchair accessor

Complex rehab accessories: Lawmakers extend deadline for ‘Dear Colleague’ letter


WASHINGTON – Members of the House of Representatives will now have until April 15 to sign a “Dear Colleague” letter asking CMS not to apply competitive bid pricing to complex rehab wheelchair accessories.

NCART calls for action on accessories

‘This is an extremely serious threat’

WASHINGTON – NCART is calling on members of the House of Representatives this week to sign a “Dear Colleague” letter asking CMS to reconsider its plans to apply competitive bidding pricing to complex rehab wheelchair accessories.

Complex rehab conference: ‘Let’s push this over the finish line’


ARLINGTON, Va. – Change of plans. The National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference has been moved from mid-March to April 21-23. 

Social media 'ultimate grassroots tool'


WASHINGTON – NCART recently asked CRT stakeholders to tweet to key Congressional offices in an effort to pass its two bills. 

In brief: NCART gets social, NSM gets bigger


WASHINGTON – NCART has asked CRT stakeholders to take to Twitter in an effort to reach key Congressional offices to push—and pass—its two bills to carve out a separate benefit for complex rehab, by the end of the year.