Wisconsin recognizes complex rehab

Thursday, April 19, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Legislation recognizing complex rehab as a separate benefit category has been passed in Wisconsin and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker, according to a press release from National Seating & Mobility. “We were honored to stand alongside Gov. Walker to witness the adoption of CRT legislation protecting individuals with disabilities in Wisconsin,” said Ryan Peebles, NSM’s director of government affairs. “Our coalition has worked tirelessly for more than 18 months to advance education about the complexity of CRT solutions and the unique needs of individuals with disabilities who are in need of those services and products.” NSM has worked on getting AB-462 passed in the House and SB-381 in the Senate with NCART, Ki Mobility and Comfort Company for 18 months. The legislation helps to protect access to critical products and related services for individuals with significant disabilities by recognizing the specialized nature of complex rehab; and by establishing supplier standards that incorporate beneficiary and program safeguards already in place for Medicare.