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Mike Osborn, all in for NRRTS


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


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

Separate benefit bill 2.0 makes debut


WASHINGTON – An updated bill to create a separate benefit within Medicare for complex rehab technology—a long-time goal of stakeholders—has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

Triple play: CRT stakeholders hit Hill with three bills


WASHINGTON – A bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab within the Medicare program has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

Senators introduce accessories bill


WASHINGTON – Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on April 29 introduced a bill to provide relief for complex rehab wheelchairs and accessories, according to NCART.

NRRTS, CTF push local advocacy


LUBBOCK, Texas, and ARLINGTON, Va. — NRRTS and the Clinician Task Force (CTF) are collaborating on a pilot program that encourages suppliers, clinicians and consumers to team up and increase awareness of complex rehab at the local level.

RESNA: Part of something bigger


TORONTO – RESNA’s annual conference will be part of RehabWeek this year.

RESNA will be one of six organizations holding its conference as part of the event, June 24-28 in Toronto.

Accessories bill back in play


WASHINGTON – A bill that would suspend competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months is back on the books in the House of Representatives.

Accessories bill re-introduced in House


WASHINGTON – Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., have re-introduced a bill that would permanently exempt complex rehab manual wheelchairs from Medicare’s competitive bidding program and would stop the agency from applying bid-related payment rates to accessories for those wheelchairs for 18 months.

Complex rehab: Holding MCOs legally accountable


BUFFALO, N.Y. – NCART and Neighborhood Legal Services, a nonprofit that provides free legal services to people with low income and people with disabilities, are teaming up on a new effort to call out managed care organizations for their failures to follow Medicaid policies.