New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – July 19, 2017

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NEWS

CMS Makes Complex Power Wheelchair Components Exemption Permanent

In a major win for wheelchair users, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has permanently exempted complex power wheelchairs and components from its restrictive competitive bidding process. United Spinal would like to thank everyone who has attended and supported the Roll on Capitol Hill. By keeping this issue alive with policy makers, you’ve helped secure access to the vital technology that makes healthy, independent living possible.

TRENDING

Sam Schmidt on Leno’s Garage

Sam Schmidt, the former Indy car racer with C3-4-5 quadriplegia who recently raced Mario Andretti in adapted Corvettes has appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage. This seven-minute segment does a great job showcasing the emerging technology that could be a game changer for those with high-level injuries who want to drive independently.

PRO TIPS
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Getting from point A to B can be fun, frustrating or anywhere in between. We break down the various modes of travel, and offer some advice from pro travelers on how to establish relationships with airlines, get discounted rates on long-distance train travel, and even find a party bus or shuttle to convert into the ultimate road-tripping machine.

Important, Yet Often Overlooked, Cancer Screenings

If you use a wheelchair, your healthcare world can get overwhelmed by all things disability-related, but routine cancer screenings are a vital part of staying healthy in the long term, and are typically covered by both Medicare and private insurance.

Knocked Up – Real Life Family Planning

Thinking of adding a little one to your party? Smart family planning for wheelchair users starts with good communication and an understanding of the potential costs and complexities of your various options — from natural, to IVF, IUI, surrogacy, or adoption.

 

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By | 2017-07-19T10:43:03+00:00 July 18th, 2017|