I love the Cruiser for my daughter, Rebecca. I’ve been able to easily push and maneuver it over quite a variety of surfaces. But more importantly I recently discovered a small part (a little plastic sleeve type piece) that went over the part where the foot rest connects. I had originally posted on Facebook with my question about the part and was quickly directed to an email of someone who would help me. Convaid gets two thumbs up for not only a great product, but great customer service!
Great news: On Friday, June 23rd,the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will NOT be applying…
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Equestrian therapy has steadily been gaining in popularity with the Convaid | R82 special needs community. Not only does…
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Convaid | R82 are headed to APTA’s NEXT Conference and Exposition, a leading-edge event that offers more than 60 education…
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Lawmakers are keeping a tight lid on what their alternative to the Affordable Care Act might be. After a 217 to 213 vote…
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Convaid | R82 will return to the Cure SMA National Conference as a Platinum Exhibitor. This year the event will be held…
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Great news: On Friday, June 23rd,the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will NOT be applying Medicare Competitive Bid Program information to reduce payment rates for Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) Group 3 power wheelchair accessories. This averts significant cuts that were scheduled to go into effect July 1 and avoids drastic reductions in access to this specialized equipment.
This will benefit people with disabilities who rely on CRT Group 3 power wheelchairs.
Convaid | R82 joins NCART Executive Director Donald E. Clayback in congratulating all of you and lawmakers who contributed to this victory.
Unfortunately, there was no change in payment rates for accessories used with CRT manual wheelchairs.
In light of this, Convaid | R82 is committed to support NCART to pursue relief from last year's cuts to CRT manual accessories as NCART continues to work with Congress and CMS to protect access.
Read an excerpt from an open letter from Clayback:
"Our thanks to HHS Secretary Tom Price and CMS Administrator Seema Verma for making this needed policy correction. We particularly thank CRT Champions Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representatives Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and John Larson (D-CT) for their leadership and commitment to protect people with disabilities. Additional thanks to the leadership and staff of the Senate Finance, House Energy & Commerce, and House Ways & Means Committees who worked very hard to resolve this issue. Please take time next week to email your Members of Congress and thank them for their support.
This policy correction would never have happened without the dedication and collective advocacy work of the whole CRT community! Sincere thanks to all the consumers, disability organizations, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, and others who worked extremely hard to produce this outcome. It's through CRT stakeholders coming together in even greater numbers that this was accomplished.
With your continued support and engagement, we will build on this win and work even harder to protect access to CRT on the federal, state, and private insurance levels."
#Convaid Ambassador Ty had a great week at Art Camp! He looks forward to another fun week with his friends and his #ConvaidEZRider makes him so comfortable. It enables him to keep up with the busy schedule at camp!