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MSL Associates, Inc. Newsletter

August 2008
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                            Team News
                              MSL Birthdays
                               Susan Broadwell - August 8
                                Alfred Gomez - August 9
 
 
MSL Anniversaries
Jeanie Lorey - August 9, 1 year!
 
 I do not choose to be a common man, it is my right to be uncommon if I can.

I seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to a guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor dignity for a handout.

It is my heritage to think and to act for myself, to enjoy the benefits of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say:

With God's help, this I have done.
  
 ~ Dean Alfange
Rehab Product of the Month Aero X
Aero X
TiLite
  • New Tru-Fit clamp-on component system results in 50% less holes in the frame
  • Adjustments are endless since there are no pre-drilled holes.
  • Rigid Folding Mechanism (RFM) cross tubes reduce flex
  • Available in 14 colors 
DME Product of the Month  TubBuddy
TubBuddy 
ShowerBuddy 
  • Allows patients to safely transfer over a bath tub
  • Rolls over standard/elongated toilets
  • Tool-less assembly
  • Safety mechanism
  • Removable/foldaway arms 
MSL GIVES BACK

On behalf of our Associates and their territory, MSL Associates, Inc. will donate $200.00 to the charity of our associate's choice each month.

This month Susan Broadwell has chosen to make a donation to the Hillsbourough County Habitat for Humanity Foundation. Habitat for Humanity's purpose is to provide decent, affordable housing for people in need. These homes are provided at no profit, with zero interest to those families who could not otherwise afford to purchase their own home. 
 
Habitat for Humanity
 
MSL Associates, Inc. proudly supports the efforts of Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to make a donation to the Hillsborough County Habitat for Humanity Foundation please contact Laura Raigoza at laurar@msl-associates.com.
Upcoming Events
 
August 6-7, 2008
Freedom Designs Seminar
IS FULL! 
Orlando, FL
 
October 6-7, 2008
Liko Home Care School
Franklin, MA 
 
October 28-30, 2008
Medtrade Fall
Atlanta, GA
 
November 17-18, 2008
Liko Home Care School
Franklin, MA 
 
December 3-4, 2008
Freedom Designs Seminar
Miami, FL
 
December 15-16, 2008
Liko Home Care School
Franklin, MA 
 
Product Spotlight
 Stayflex
Bodypoint
 Stayflex
  • Proprietary elastic pad material offers controlled stretch for dynamic movement
  • Quick-release swivel buckles self-adjust to line of tension to prevent bunching up
  • Stabilizing lower panel limits stretching and "riding up"

Industry Update
House and Senate Override Presidential Veto,
Competitive Bidding Delayed

President Bush today vetoed HR 6331, "The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008," which modifies physician payments under the Medicare program, delays competitive bidding and exempts complex power wheelchairs (Group 3 and higher) and their related accessories from the national competitive bidding program.

To pay for the delay, the legislation subjects the original 10 categories selected for bidding to a 9.5 percent reduction in reimbursements. This afternoon, the House overwhelmingly overrode the veto by a vote of 383 - 41. The Senate, which last week passed the legislation 69-30, also overrode the President's veto by a vote of 70 - 26.

In his veto message, President Bush cited, in part, the delay of the competitive bidding program as one reason for his veto. He also referenced litigation issues associated with delaying the program. HR 6331 allows winning bidders to seek damages from the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund for revoking their contract awards.

The action now turns to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is charged with delaying the bidding program and making improvements in its implementation now that the delay has been enacted.
 
Information courtesy of NCART.
Question of the Day
 
Congratulations to Michele Audet of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Michael Atkins of Alliance of Disability Advocates and Laura Maynard of All Children's Hospital for winning the July
Question of the Day prize!
 
What feature of the Aero X reduces flex?
 
  (Be one of the first 5 people to email Lauren Marsh at laurenm@msl-associates.com with the answer and win a  $5 Starbucks card! You can not win 2 months in a row.)
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