Seperate benefit for complex rehab: Stakeholders schedule busy winter/spring


The steering committee working on a separate benefit for complex power wheelchairs expects to hold a Webinar for providers and manufacturers on Jan. 22 to discuss a new white paper detailing proposed changes. It also expects to hold Webinars for consumers and clinicians on Jan. 26 and 28, respectively.

“What the different work groups are working on now is taking concepts and making them specific changes,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART, earlier this week. “The group working on coverage and policy changes—they’re spending the most time doing that.”

The committee’s timeline also includes securing consumer support in February, finding legislative champions in March and developing legislative language in April and May. The committee plans to bring Avalere Health back into the fold to help it develop legislative and regulatory language. It contracted the consulting firm last year to identify its options for creating a separate benefit.

Liz Beaulieu