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Lawmakers introduce new and improved complex rehab bill

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03/20/2015

WASHINGTON – Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., introduced a bill yesterday to create a separate benefit for complex rehab—with a twist.

Bill seeks to make speech generating devices purchased items

‘There’s a permanent need for that equipment’
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03/06/2015

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders applaud the recent introduction of a bill that would protect access to speech generating devices for Medicare beneficiaries living with disabilities like ALS and cerebral palsy.

New website wants to be Yelp of mobility

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02/27/2015

TEA, S.D. – Founder Bob Lundin first got the idea for Crytico.com, a review-based website for mobility products and services, two years ago during a dinner with friends in Mexico. 

Bill carves out speech generating devices

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02/25/2015

WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to protect access to speech generating devices for Medicare beneficiaries has been introduced.

UPitt seeks to cast wider net

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02/20/2015

The University of Pittsburgh recently announced the creation of the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP). The project, which is being funded by a two-year, $2.3 million sub-award from the U.S.

Keynote speaker: David Miller

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02/20/2015

ARLINGTON, Va. – Trust, understanding, freedom and unity are the four cornerstones of any successful organization, says David Miller, the keynote speaker at this year’s National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference.

PMD demo is working

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02/20/2015

BALTIMORE – Spending on power mobility devices (PMDs) continues to decrease in PMD demo states and non-demo states alike.

Seating and mobility find home at APTA

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02/20/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Physical Therapy Association has established a new special interest group, Assistive Technology/Seating and Wheeled Mobility, to provide practitioners with a forum for communication and education.

HASCO ends 2014 on high note

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02/17/2015

ADDISON, Texas – HASCO Medical, a provider of wheelchair accessible vans, parts and service, expects net revenues of about $22.7 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, a 15% increase compared to $19.7 million for the same period in 2013.

PMD claims without G codes spell trouble, OIG says

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02/13/2015

WASHINGTON – Providers shouldn’t be held responsible for power mobility device (PMD) claims without G codes, stakeholders say.

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