Wheelchair repair is essential to a wheelchair user's mobility, independence, and ability to contribute to, and participate in society. However, access to wheelchair repair services is being restricted by Medicare’s policies. It is critical that wheelchair users have access to a Medicare supplier with trained and experienced service technicians and [...]
HR 942 sponsors (Reps. Crowley and Sensenbrenner) were greeted by consumers, suppliers, clinicians and manufacturers at a breakfast meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2013. Photo: Paul J. Tobin with Gerry Dickerson (left) and Congressman Joseph Crowley (right). Courtesy of Tom Borcherding. United Spinal's President Paul J. [...]
United Spinal's grassroots advocacy program UsersFirst has developed a new Mobile Registration Form to rally wheelchair users and disability advocates in the fight to challenge disability policies and improve access to mobility equipment. The form will help UsersFirst mobilize wheelchair users, when needed, to address private, state and federal policy [...]
[advancedtabs width=0 settings_contentheight=0 design_tabsposition=top design_skin=skin-default design_transition=default][dzstab][dzstabmenu][dzstooltip]Read background information[/dzstooltip] Background [/dzstabmenu][dzstabcontent] Well, CMS is at it again. In their zeal to reduce overall costs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is pushing forward with their ill-conceived and poorly-implemented “competitive bidding program” on durable medical equipment (DME), oxygen and certain [...]
Equipped with your feedback, United Spinal’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill are moving full steam ahead, and with greater focus. Our goal is to bring your issues straight to legislators so that they can see and hear firsthand the devastating effects broken public policies have on wheelchair users.
Don't let Medicare jeopardize the health and independence of people with disabilities. Help support The Market Pricing Program Act of 2012 (HR 6490) so that we all have better choices when it comes to wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.