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Medicaid, Summit attendees network, share strategies

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01/22/2012

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Medicaid issues that come up in one state often pop up in other states. That's why NCART recently offered complex rehab providers from around the country a chance to get together to discuss their Medicaid challenges.

MRS Homecare's mobility biz 'booming'

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01/22/2012

TIFTON, Ga. - In an industry where small mobility providers are increasingly selling out to national chains, you might not expect a provider to branch out and add complex rehab to its offerings. 

The year in mobility stories

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01/22/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine - With mobility providers under siege in 2011--everything from competitive bidding to a prepay review for power mobility devices---it's no surprise that eight of the year's top 10 mobility stories featured CMS.

ATP exam: 'We encourage people to study for it'

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01/22/2012

ARLINGTON, Va. - Andrea Van Hook, RESNA's new communications and marketing manager, says mobility providers all want the same thing from her: info about the ATP credential. Van Hook recently told HME News how to get the credential and how to keep it.

Bill will give advocates an edge at CELA

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01/19/2012

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders planning to attend CELA may have a big boost when they hit the Hill as part of the April event: a bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab.

CMS dumps cushions from Round 2

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12/29/2011

WASHINGTON - The complex rehab industry had another reason to celebrate last week when efforts to remove skin protection wheelchair cushions from Round 2 of competitive bidding finally paid off. 

Industry gets temporary reprieve from PMD demo

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12/29/2011

WASHINGTON - Just days before it was set to start, CMS hit the brakes on its power mobility device demonstration project. 

CMS delays PMD, RAC demos

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12/28/2011

BALTIMORE – CMS announced today that it has “delayed until further notice” a new power mobility device (PMD) demonstration that was scheduled to kick off in seven states on Jan. 1.

Stakeholders: CMS should've worked with rehab industry

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12/27/2011

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders are scratching their heads over why complex power wheelchairs are included in the new PMD demonstration project.

Industry donations recharge advocacy

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12/27/2011

ATLANTA, Ga. - Although the money isn't yet earmarked for anything, NRRTS and NCART say that recent $25,000 donations will be put to good use.

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