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Miller’s adds to fleet

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08/29/2018

AKRON, Ohio – Miller’s has another mobile workshop for building seating systems onsite, this one a miniature version.

PA program spreads out

Stakeholders continue to laud program, but they’re still keeping an eye on it
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08/24/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders expect it to be mostly business as usual on Sept. 1, when CMS is set to expand a demonstration project requiring prior authorizations for standard power mobility devices nationwide.

ATP survey paints gray picture

‘There are not a lot of ATPs below that 42 age group’
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08/17/2018

PITTSBURGH – Complex rehab stakeholders need to recruit more ATPs—stat.

Nearly 25% of the current pool of ATPs could be retired in five years, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and NCART.

CRT providers report reduced access, NCART survey finds

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08/17/2018

WASHINGTON – An alarming 65% of complex rehab providers say CMS’s application of bid-related pricing to accessories for complex manual wheelchairs has reduced their ability to provide these products to Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new survey from NCART.

‘It’s as much design as anything’

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07/30/2018

BILLINGS, Mont. – While some HME companies look to home modifications as a good “offshoot” business, Robin Campbell launched Accessible Home Solutions from the ground up about a year ago.

Survey: Mobility devices hamper employment

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07/27/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of wheelchair users say using a mobility device has negatively impacted them while working or job hunting, according to a new survey.

There’s no place like home

Blackburn’s sees steady growth in accessibility
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07/03/2018

TARENTUM, Pa. – The home accessibility division of Blackburn’s Medical recently received the “Heavy Hitter Award” from Harmar, another sign that business has been good for the company.

CRT stakeholders follow up on manual accessories

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06/29/2018

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab technology stakeholders had another shot at advocating for accessories for complex manual wheelchairs during the United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capitol Hill June 24-June 27.

Q&A: Simon Margolis fellow John Zona

‘It’s the right thing to do’
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06/25/2018

AUBURN, Mass. – As the rehab manager for Reliant Medical Group, a physician practice that does business with private insurers, the difficulties surrounding Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement don’t really affect John Zona.

Accreditation heightens professionalism

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06/25/2018

ARLINGTON, Va. – The RESNA Committee on Accreditation, in conjunction with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, has accredited the first group of universities with assistive technology programs that meet certain standards.

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