Sign-on letter circulates to protect complex rehab

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders seek signatures for a letter to CMS asking the agency not to apply a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act to complex rehab technology. Stakeholders are collecting signatures for the letter*, spearheaded by Reps. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, and Robert Latta, R-Ohio, until May 17. A provision in the Cures Act requires CMS to limit federal contributions to Medicaid reimbursement to competitive bidding-influenced Medicare reimbursement. Stakeholders argue that, because complex rehab has been exempted from the bid program, the provision should not apply to that technology.