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CMS shifts mobility codes into nat’l prior authorization program

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS says a demonstration project requiring prior authorization requests for power mobility devices in 19 states will become permanent and will expand to all states.

Mobility movers: NSM makes pair of acquisitions, Numotion expands in Midwest

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06/05/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired the custom rehab division of The Medical Store in South Burlington, Vt., and its home access division, AccessNSM, has acquired Home Safe in Tampa, Fla.

CMS expands prior authorization program

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06/04/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will roll the standard power mobility device codes that are currently part of a PMD Prior Authorization Demonstration in 19 states into the National Prior Authorization Program on Sept. 1, the agency announced late on Friday.

RESNA sets packed agenda

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06/01/2018

ARLINGTON, Va. – With a location near downtown Washington, D.C., RESNA 2018 will feature keynote presentations and participation from a number of federal agencies with interests in the disability community.

Dream team: Ward and Pedersen

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05/29/2018

Amber Ward and Jessica Presperin Pedersen were named to the AOTA’s Roster of Fellows in April. Here’s what they had to say about their work and passion for seating and wheeled mobility and assistive technology.

Reaping rewards from research

VMI’s Tim Barone join likes of Colin Powell

‘These young men and ladies gave their lives, limbs and health for us, and this is a small token of our appreciation’
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05/29/2018

PHOENIX – Tim Barone, CEO of Phoenix-based Vantage Mobility International (VMI), was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in April.

Consumers to providers: Help recruit more of us

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05/29/2018

WASHINGTON – What’s the best way to increase the number of consumer advocates for complex rehab and assistive technology? Partnerships, says consumer Molly Hale.

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.

Study: Outdated tech a pain for wheelchair users

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04/25/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nine out of 10 wheelchair users in the US experience pain as a result of their device, according to a new study.

Fuller Medical opens in Alabama

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04/23/2018

GADSDEN, Ala. – While the prospect of opening a complex rehab business in rural Alabama might scare off even the most seasoned of industry veterans, Carter Fuller, who recently opened Fuller Medical Solutions, says that’s his specialty.

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