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Accessibility groups wrangle over specifics of bill

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06/01/2016

WASHINGTON – The Independent Auto Lift Dealers of America has appealed to lawmakers to tweak a bill in the House of Representatives, as well as a companion bill being considered in the Senate, that seeks to improve the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by Veterans Affairs.

CRT advocate helps community 'humbly catch up'

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05/20/2016

AUSTIN, Texas – NCART has asked its members to vote for Archer Hadley, a college student who was nominated for a 2016 National Philanthropy Day Honors program award for his Wheelchair Challenge.

Hoveround absent from re-compete

The provider previously accepted contracts in 85% of Round 2 bid areas
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05/20/2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – As industry stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 re-compete contract suppliers, one well-known name missing from the list is Hoveround.

National Seating & Mobility up for sale?

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05/19/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wellspring Capital Management is shopping for a buyer for National Seating & Mobility, according to news reports.

Scooter Store execs dodge criminal charges

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05/12/2016

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Justice Department will not bring criminal charges against former executives of the now defunct The Scooter Store, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

CMS breaks silence on prior auths

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05/06/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that two Group 3 power wheelchair codes—K0856 and K0861—will be considered for prior authorization.

Joint conference rallies around access

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04/22/2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – Programming a conference for three separate organizations sounds like a challenge, but that’s not the case for the upcoming RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, organizers say.

How to build consensus from the very beginning

Avoid issues by getting everyone on the same page from the get-go
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04/20/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – It takes a team to provide complex rehab, but when family members and clinicians can’t agree on a course of action, it’s up to providers to take the lead, says Weesie Walker, executive director of NRRTS.

Getting an education

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04/20/2016

As the new director of clinical application for The ROHO Institute for Education, Liz Cole wears many hats, including developing educational materials and providing clinical support to the company’s various departments.

An American OT in Thailand

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04/20/2016

OAKLAND, Calif. – When Holly Micheff, a pediatric OT at California Children’s Services, traveled to Thailand to distribute wheelchairs, she couldn’t help but notice the stark differences in health care between Thailand and the U.S.

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