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Any Old Wheelchair Doesn’t Work for Me

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Hello fellow rollers and advocates! My name is Jennifer Wolff. I'm an occupational therapist and survivor of an ependymoma (tumor inside the spinal cord from T7-L2). My injury is around T10. After the first [...]

Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Urgently Needed

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As part of our upcoming Roll on Capitol Hill event in Washington, DC on June 25-26, United Spinal Association and NSCIA are urging policymakers to support a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology proposed [...]

A 40-Year Love Affair with Assistive Technology

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It’s amazing how time flies! Forty years since a young streetwise punk strolled into an assistive technology center and had his first encounter with people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Hell, I had seen [...]

Mobility Map: On-line Tool for Wheelchair Consumers

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United Spinal Association’s UsersFirst program recently launched Mobility Map, the only web-based tool of its kind to help consumers navigate the often confusing and complicated process of purchasing the proper wheelchair and mobility equipment. The [...]

New Video Highlights Benefits of Complex Rehab Technology

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The real world benefits of matching people with mobility equipment that meets their unique needs. So what exactly is complex rehab technology? Basically, it includes mobility devices such as manual and power wheelchairs that are [...]

United Spinal Opposes CMS Demonstration Project for Pre-Approval of Power Mobility Devices

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On November 15th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a widespread, three-year demonstration project that would, effective January 2012, require “prior authorization” for approval of power mobility devices for Medicare beneficiaries in [...]