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October 2021 | In This Issue:

  • Seat Elevation Congressional Sign-On Letter Sent to CMS
  • Let's Get Moving Magazine: Arts & Culture Issue
  • Monthly Products Showcase: Featuring Affordable Transportable Power Mobility
  • NSM Elevates Accessibility at Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival as Official ADA Sponsor

 


Seat Elevation Congressional Sign-On Letter Sent to CMS

In last month's Monthly Minute, we asked for your assistance to contact your House Representative and ask them to sign-on to the CRT Congressional letter to CMS.

We want to give a big thank you to all the organizations and individuals who worked on getting 77 members of the House of Representatives to sign-on to this important letter because on October 6, 2021, the letter was sent to CMS!

The letter, which can be read here, urges CMS to quickly proceed to the next step in the review process for establishing Medicare coverage of Power Seat Elevation and Standing Systems.

Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Don Young (R-AK) led the letter, which was delivered to CMS with strong bipartisan support (49 Democrats and 28 Republicans). The signers include 14 members of the House Committees that oversee the Medicare program. Click here to view the final list.

We sincerely thank Rep. Langevin, Rep. Young, and their House colleagues who signed on to urge CMS to prioritize the request for needed access to this important CRT. If your Representative signed on, please be sure and send them a thank you email. We want to keep them engaged as we move forward.

The work to secure Medicare coverage will continue in collaboration with the ITEM Coalition and other CRT stakeholders. This strong show of Congressional support is a very positive step in improving access to these important technologies for people with disabilities.

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Let's Get Moving Magazine: Arts & Culture Issue

At NSM, creativity is ingrained in our DNA. That's why the Fall/Winter issue of Let’s Get Moving magazine explores creativity and expression in all its forms and shares stories of innovators and creators who inspire us.

Here's a sneak peek inside the Arts & Culture issue:

  • Crip Camp: The Academy Award-nominated documentary explores how far disability rights have come and we get an inside look from the director's point of view.
  • Behind the Music: Austin Whitney answers our questions about planning accessible live events all can enjoy
  • Moving Beyond One Size Fits All: Learn how a Parkinson's diagnosis spurred the creation of the first adaptive high-end cosmetics line

From books to fashion and fall hiking advice to tips for protecting your wheelchair during air travel, we hope the Arts & Culture issue inspires, informs and empowers you. This issue would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors: Quantum, Permobil, Invacare, MK Battery and Pride Mobility.

Please share your feedback and ideas for future issues by emailing feedback@nsm-seating.com. We are always looking for great people doing great things, including clients, caregivers and clinical partners.

To request a hardcopy or to learn how to be a contributor or sponsor, click here.

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Monthly Product Showcase: Featuring Affordable Transportable Power Mobility

Regardless of your destination, there are many dependable transportable power mobility options that can get you there. These mobility options are also affordable but if funding is needed, there are many funding opportunities for you to utilize! Below we have featured some of our favorites.

 

Monthly Minute Archive

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  • September 2021

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    • September 2021 - in this issue:

      • Help Secure Medicare Coverage for Seat Elevation & Standing Systems: Take One Minute to Make a Difference
      • September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month: NSM's SAFE Program Helps Clients Reduce the Risk of Falls
      • Monthly Products Showcase: Power Seat Elevation & Standing Systems
      • Client Spotlight: The Marlin Family "lives for today without worry for tomorrow"
  • August 2021

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    • August 2021 Monthly Minute - in this issue:

      • Join Us at the NCART & NRRTS Virtual Fly-In on September 21, 2021
      • Podcast | Required Documentation & Payer Policies: New Equipment & Repair Orders
      • Monthly Product Showcase | Featuring Peace of Mind Technology
      • Client Spotlight | SMA2 Warrior Oliver Schaper
  • July 2021

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    • July 2021 Monthly Minute - in this issue:

      • CMS Temporarily Extends Rate Protections for Manual CRT Accessories
      • Wheelchair Clinic Brings Technology-Driven Care During Pandemic
      • Monthly Products Showcase: Perks of Power Assist
      • NSM Client Spotlight: Seam Simonson Achieved Peak Performance During Pandemic
  • June 2021

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    • June 2021 Monthly Minute - in this issue:

      • CMS Temporarily Extends Rate Protections for Manual CRT Accessories
      • Wheelchair Clinic Brings Technology-Driven Care During the Pandemic
      • Monthly Products Showcase: Perks of Power Assist
      • NSM Client Spotlight: Sean Simonson Achieved Peak Performance During the Pandemic
  • May 2021

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    • May 2021 Monthly Minute - in this issue:

      • Introducing Let's Get Moving Magazine
      • The Next Crisis: Unsafe Housing for an Aging America
      • Monthly Products Showcase: One Step Closer to Medicare Coverage for Power Seat Elevation & Standing
      • NSM Client Spotlight: Kellie Morris Living a Performance-Driven Life
  • April 2021

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    • April 2021 Monthly Minute - in this issue:

      • The Essential Home Accessibility Checklist to a Safe & Access Home
      • Do Your Part to Stop Cuts to CRT Manual Wheelchair Accessories
      • Monthly Products Showcase: Bariatric Products
      • NSM Client Spotlight: Diana Holmes
  • March 2021

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    • March 2021 Monthly Minute - in this issue:

      • COVID-19: My Perspective One Year Later
      • CMS Updates DEMPOS Fee Schedule
      • Monthly Products Showcase: LUCI
      • NSM Client Spotlight: Calvan Ferguson
  • February 2021

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    • February 2021 Monthly Minute - in this issue:

      • NSM Expands Access to Smart Technology Platform with LUCI Distribution Agreement
      • Clinician Task Force Publishes Guide to Telehealth
      • Products Showcase: Power Seating Products
      • NSM Client Spotlight: Keagan Robinson
  • January 2021

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    • January 2021 Monthly Minute - in this issue:

      • Driving Innovative Service Solutions During the Pandemic
      • A Better Solution for Your Injured Worker's Mobility & Accessibility Needs
      • Products Showcase: Power Assist for Manual Wheelchairs
      • NSM Client Spotlight: Luis Cruz

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NSM Elevates Accessibility at Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival as Official ADA Sponsor

National Seating & Mobility served as the official ADA sponsor of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, drawing thousands of festival goers to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, last month. NSM’s sponsorship, the second as official ADA sponsor of the festival, funded ADA Accessible Viewing Platforms throughout the venue, ensuring that attendees with disabilities had the opportunity to view and enjoy the two-day experience.

“We were proud to serve as the official ADA sponsor of the Pilgrimage Festival again this year,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “Our continued partnership represents the importance of making incredible events like this welcoming and accessible to all.”

NSM-sponsored accessible platforms were constructed around festival stages, offering concert goers with disabilities unobstructed views of performances.

“We are appreciative of the partnership with NSM that helps us deliver a comfortable and entertaining experience for Pilgrimage guests with disabilities,” said Brandt Wood, Pilgrimage Festival co-founder. “Sponsorships like this one make it possible for us to bring the celebration of all music to all music lovers.”

This year’s festival drew 25,000 attendees with performances from Maren Morris, The Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, Dave Matthews Band and more than 50 additional acts appearing on five stages. NSM’s sponsorship included event signage and exposure on the festival website (www.pilgrimagefestival.com), the official festival app and through Pilgrimage social channels.

This was the sixth year for the festival in Franklin, where NSM’s corporate headquarters is also located.

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