Monday, December 9, 2019

Tag: Medicare

Social Security Disability Benefits Can Be Crucial to Surviving With Spinal Cord Injury, Allsup...

Published: July 8, 2010

Enormous healthcare costs, lost income are significant barriers; Allsup outlines considerations when applying for SSDI with spinal cord impairments

Every 41 minutes a person in the United States sustains a spinal cord injury, resulting in 11,000 new cases each year, according to the United Spinal Association. Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services, recommends that when a spinal cord injury occurs—individuals begin the process of documenting the existence of the disability and its effects when medical intervention is most intense.

United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association Develop Free Guide to Understanding...

Published: June 15, 2010

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Spinal Association (www.unitedspinal.org) and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (www.spinalcord.org) have joined forces to create an informative and clear-cut analysis on the recently enacted healthcare and insurance reforms that explain in detail how they improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Man adjusts to life change

Published: January 21, 2009

A Sunday afternoon bike ride last Father’s day dramatically changed the life of Joe Groh forever.

While riding in Grapevine, Groh came around a curve and lost control of his bike on some loose sand.

“I lost control and went over the top of the handle bars,” Groh said. “When I came to, I pretty much suspected right away what had happened because I couldn’t move.”

New U.S. Medicare Policy Encourages Healthier Approach to Bladder Management and Catheter Use

Published: August 10, 2008

Coloplast supports critical change in Catheter guidelines giving consumers choices, cutting healthcare costs and reducing exposure to bacteria

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008. The change affects nearly 1 million individuals living with spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and spina bifida, as well as those who have other permanent conditions requiring bladder management or experience urinary Incontinence or retention.

Everett taking nothing for granted

Published: August 8, 2008

Coloplast supports critical change in Catheter guidelines giving consumers choices, cutting healthcare costs and reducing exposure to bacteria

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008. The change affects nearly 1 million individuals living with spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and spina bifida, as well as those who have other permanent conditions requiring bladder management or experience urinary Incontinence or retention.

Medicaid and Medicare: What's it all mean?

Published: June 22, 2008

Jason Lazarus, a financial planner from Orlando, FL, explains the differences between Medicaid and Medicare.

Paralyzed Veterans of America’s First Vocational Rehabilitation Center for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury...

Published: January 24, 2008

263-191bw42RICHMOND, Va. — Paralyzed Veterans of America’s (PVA) first Vocational Employment Counseling Center for veterans with spinal cord injuries (SCI), which opened in July 2007 in partnership with Health Net Federal Services, LLC, the government operations division of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), reports groundbreaking success.

The center was opened to reduce the unemployment rates of veterans with SCI by bridging the gap between this unique veteran population and the resources that can help them to unleash their potential and pursue opportunities for substantive, gainful employment. The center currently provides rehabilitative and vocational rehabilitation services to 74 veterans with SCI, seven of whom are now gainfully employed as a result of the center’s employment placement assistance.

Picking up the pace in struggle to walk again

Published: May 16, 2007

Suspended in a harness over a treadmill, Rich Maloney swung his arms vigorously and propelled his body forward. At his feet, two physical therapists pushed his legs forward and back in a churning windmill motion, straining to align his gait. His movements painstakingly gained pace and fluidity.

For Maloney, the demanding therapy sessions are as close to walking as he has come since the day 21 years ago when he fractured his spine diving into the shallows at Wollaston Beach. Researchers hope that by simulating walking motions and patterns through a cutting-edge Rehabilitation technique called locomotor training, patients with spinal cord injuries can regain sensation and movement, and perhaps even learn to walk again.

An Oregon Tale

Published: March 26, 2007

graduateRECENTLY MY OLDEST son, Noah, graduated from the University of Oregon. He wore the traditional cap with tassel as a concession to his mother’s prodding. The gown, however, bothered him. Where the hell did the long flowing folds belong? He opted to go without, etiquette be damned. In its place he put on a bright pink shirt with striped tie. If you are going to draw attention, you may as well shine. As he proceeded forward amidst the other students draped in black, he glowed like an orchid in a bed of coal.

When the Provost announced Noah’s name, a loud cheer interrupted the decorum. The ovation celebrated an effort occurring parallel to the academics. These were his fans. They rightfully claimed a moment of brazen discourteousness. My resistance to the incessant urge for a feel good moment, about a story that has never felt very good, wavered. I allowed myself a smile.

Coalition Calls on Congress to Change Medicare Rule

Published: November 13, 2006

Mobility equipment manufacturers and dealers are joining with power wheelchair users and doctors to call on Congress to prevent a major access problem for Medicare beneficiaries.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new Power Mobility Devices Coverage Policy and Fee Schedule that takes effect Wednesday. The coalition says the Medicare cuts will have a devastating impact on power wheelchair users in Indiana with significant disabilities and restrict many to their homes, beds or nursing homes.

People with disabilities have joined together with those who serve them to address a serious issue that could have a devastating impact on power wheelchair users in Indiana with significant disabilities, restricting many to their homes, to their beds or to nursing homes.

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