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Complex rehab stakeholders watch for telehealth developments

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10/02/2020

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – Complex rehab stakeholders need to “dig into” any new legislation related to permanently expanding the use of telehealth to make sure it includes occupational therapists and physical therapists, says Don Clayback.

Challenging fall awaits complex rehab providers

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07/17/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – Complex rehab providers could see a downturn in revenues in late summer, early fall, says Don Clayback.

Reporter's notebook: Long view, body cams and deadlines

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06/29/2020

Taking a short and long view

While there are “still some fires to put out,” complex rehab stakeholders are shifting part of their focus on longer-term issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, says Don Clayback.

Rehab groups mark 30th anniversary of ADA

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05/15/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab and NCART are raising awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in honor of the landmark legislation’s 30th anniversary.

Medicaid: NCART gets in the weeds

Association recently added California to list of states in which it engages lobbyists
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10/25/2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Medicaid issues have always been a priority for NCART, but they’re more urgent than ever, says Don Clayback.

Accessories issue passes another hurdle

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06/28/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives that would temporarily stop Medicare from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs is headed to the floor for a full vote.

Deeper dive: New bill builds framework for separate benefit

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06/07/2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab that’s “less prescriptive” than previous bills will improve the chances of Congress passing it and CMS embracing it, stakeholders say.

Accessories relief fails to clear Senate

Stakeholders will build on progress they made in 2018, work with champions to develop plans for 2019
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01/04/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have moved on to Plan B to stop competitive bidding pricing for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

CBO remains hurdle for complex rehab bills

Stakeholders push on with 220-plus visits on Capitol Hill last week
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04/27/2018

WASHINGTON ­– Complex rehab stakeholders have a tough, but not impossible, battle ahead of them to get their legislation passed in Congress this year, lobbyist Amy Cunniffe told the attendees of the National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference on April 25.

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’
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03/23/2018

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

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