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Nat’l CRT Week keeps conversation going

‘Staffers took notes furiously’
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08/23/2013

WASHINGTON – Congressional visits during National CRT Week were “a real eye opener” for lawmakers, industry stakeholders say.

Bid program adds new wrinkle to ongoing repair issues

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08/13/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Between the uncertain future of the nation’s largest mobility provider and the July 1 start of Round 2 of competitive bidding, there is a “perfect storm” of issues related to repairs, say providers. 

Bidding and wheelchairs: ‘The system is not working’

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08/02/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry warnings of access problems due to Round 2 of competitive bidding are becoming a day-to-day reality for power wheelchair users.

Complex rehab as capped rental?

‘We need to convince CMS this doesn’t make sense’
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07/26/2013

WASHINGTON – CMS proposes saving millions of dollars by reclassifying certain HME as capped-rental items, but stakeholders say this move doesn’t make sense for pediatric and tilt-in-space complex wheelchairs. 

Mobility providers stand ground on standers

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07/24/2013

NCART in June released a funding guide to help providers who are having a harder and harder time getting approved and paid for standing equipment.

'Keep pushing, keep trying'

Reality TV star helps break down stereotypes
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07/24/2013

LOS ANGELES – In the years since being injured in a 2010 car accident, Chelsie Hill, 20, has spent her time advocating against distracted driving and advocating for people with spinal cord injuries.

Reporter's notebook: TSS auction: What about Alliance?

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07/24/2013

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Alliance Seating and Mobility and its troupe of assistive technology professionals (ATPs) have been off the radar lately.

Audited providers fight fire with fire

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07/24/2013

Faced with more audits for power mobility devices than ever, providers are taking drastic measures to appeal denials. 

Complex rehab briefing draws large crowd

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07/19/2013

WASHINGTON – A congressional briefing on July 15 to educate staffers about two bills to create a separate benefit for complex rehab sparked 15 minutes of questions—a good sign, stakeholders say.

First-ever CRT Week encourages outreach

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07/18/2013

WASHINGTON – Summer may be a time to relax, but industry stakeholders say it’s also a key time to get some serious work done for a separate benefit for complex rehab.

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