Complex rehab stakeholders fight capped-rental change

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WASHINGTON – Providers, consumer groups, clinicians and other stakeholders are fighting a rule that will transition certain complex rehab codes to capped-rental items in April, according to a bulletin from NCART. First on their agenda: Communicate concerns to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and ask for an immediate delay in implementation until at least July 1, 2014. They also seek an in-person meeting as soon as possible to discuss needed modifications to the rule, according to the bulletin. Stakeholders will also meet with lawmakers to encourage them to reach out to CMS on the issue.