Disability group supports carve out

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

WASHINGTON--The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has joined the effort to carve out complex rehab products from the 9.5% nationwide reimbursement cut. In a recent letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, AAPD stated: “It is essential that Medicare maintain the current payment rate for these specialized wheelchairs and parts to avoid exacerbating the disability condition and limiting independence for users.”