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New payment eases process

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07/01/2019

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Medicaid now pays physical and occupational therapists separately for wheelchair evaluations.

Education takes a village, says Elizabeth Cole

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07/01/2019

LUBBOCK, Texas – Some stakeholders make their mark on the complex rehab industry with their advocacy. For Elizabeth Cole, it’s always been about education.

Accessories issue passes another hurdle

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06/28/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives that would temporarily stop Medicare from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs is headed to the floor for a full vote.

Consumers make their presence known

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06/28/2019

WASHINGTON – The United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capitol Hill, June 23-26, resulted in a record 250 visits with congressional offices, says Alexandra Bennewith.

Accessories language included in larger bill in House

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06/25/2019

UPDATE: The Ways and Means Committee has passed H.R. 3429, "HEARTS and Rural Relief Act," with a voice vote after a "mark up" session today.

Deeper dive: New bill builds framework for separate benefit

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06/07/2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab that’s “less prescriptive” than previous bills will improve the chances of Congress passing it and CMS embracing it, stakeholders say.

Education takes a village, says Elizabeth Cole

Cole earned a Distinguished Service Award from NRRTS last month
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06/07/2019

LUBBOCK, Texas – Some stakeholders make their mark on the complex rehab industry with their advocacy. For Elizabeth Cole, it’s always been about education.

Repair report: How to connect colleges, state programs to build base of repair techs

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05/31/2019

PORTLAND, Ore. – As a leading advocate of the repair industry, Matthew Macpherson, ATP, is pleased that tech training and certification had an even bigger presence at the International Seating Symposium this year.

Mike Osborn, all in for NRRTS

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05/31/2019

PITTSBURGH – Mike Osborn, the recipient of this year’s Simon Margolis Fellow Award, likes to say, “NRRTS is the best thing that ever happened to me.” Osborn, who co-owns Alliance Rehab and Medical Equipment in Ozark, Mo., with three other ATPs and who serves as the treasu

ATP backlog: UPitt puts up money

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05/17/2019

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology has stepped up efforts to increase the number of ATPs.

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