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Making the case

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08/28/2017

On potential need

“We’re going to have 8.3 million people over 80 in 2030,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of Accessible Home Improvement of America, a division of the VGM Group, “and we have homes for less than half of them that they can be safe in and live in and thrive in in their senior years.”

NCART seeks updated financials

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08/25/2017

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.

Separate benefit for complex rehab back in play

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08/18/2017

WASHINGTON – Legislation to create a separate benefit for complex rehab is on the radar of the Congressional Budget Office, says NCART Executive Director Don Clayback.

NSM makes big play in Michigan

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08/02/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired the mobility division of Wright & Filippis, positioning the company as the leading provider of complex rehab solutions in Michigan, it says.

Q&A with Bill Fertig

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07/31/2017

KEW GARDENS, N.Y. - In mid-June, the United Spinal Association held its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, which brought hundreds of members to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of individuals living with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

NRTS backs wheelchair users

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07/31/2017

WASHINGTON – When wheelchair users rolled onto Capitol Hill in June to advocate for a number of issues, they had official support from NRRTS for the first time.

Complex rehab stakeholders ‘pick up pace’ for manuals

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07/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders scored a big win when CMS used its authority to stop reimbursement cuts for accessories for complex power wheelchairs, but their job is only half done.

Prior auths become law of land for two complex rehab codes

Process for K0856, K0861 began in four states in March
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07/07/2017

WASHINGTON – HME providers in all states must begin submitting prior authorization requests for two complex rehab codes starting July 17, CMS officials confirmed during a Special Open Door Forum on July 6.

Group sets off movement for home modifications

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07/07/2017

WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives that would give seniors a $30,000 tax credit for modifying their homes to help them age in place now has some firepower behind it.

Q&A: RespectAbility’s Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

‘The right equipment can help people achieve independence’
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06/26/2017

WASHINGTON – This summer, RespectAbility, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, will mentor 12 young leaders from around the country who want to advance disability issues and who want careers in media, public policy and advocacy.

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