Packer Perspective: Believe you can and you’re halfway there

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt

I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you are able to spend time with those you love.

With the holidays upon us and one more year almost gone, I find myself pondering the quote above. We all believe we can make our industry a better place, and that means we are halfway there. We are moving forward to stop some of the deficiencies in the Cures Act, having successfully prevented some of the drop in CRT benefits this year—a big win.

U.S. Rehab and HOMELINK were also able to obtain a Humana and ChoiceCare contract on a national basis for you, our valued members. The contract is a mobility carve-out contract with fair rates on wheelchairs, mobility devices and CRT. U.S. Rehab never stopped believing we could obtain a contract like this. That belief, that determination to keep moving forward helped us achieve our goal.

We continue to develop new savings and solutions for you, with newer programs such as Labor-Tracker and the Functional Mobility Assessment (FMA) Outcomes Program. We continually develop each new program explicitly for your benefit, and we push to help identify the savings you as a member give patients each and every day.

With these programs and the belief we have at U.S. Rehab in you as a member, with our drive to make this industry a better place, we will always be halfway there. I am so thankful to be involved with each of you who belongs to U.S. Rehab and VGM, and I thank you for the honor and the privilege.

If you need anything or you have any feedback that may help us serve you better in 2018, please let us know. I am always interested in your thoughts, as you are our guide to the future and how we meet it.

Please have a wonderful holiday season, and do not hesitate to call us anytime you have questions or comments about the job or efforts we are here to provide.