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Relief on the way for complex rehab providers

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12/20/2019

WASHINGTON – In a hard-fought win, industry stakeholders have succeeded in getting Congress to suspend competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex manual wheelchairs.

Accessories language passes Congress

President expected to sign bill on Friday
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12/17/2019

UPDATED: Language suspending competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs has passed as part of year-end spending legislation in both the House of Representatives and Senate, NCART reports.

NCART rallies for support

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12/10/2019

WASHINGTON – NCART is calling on industry stakeholders to contact their members of Congress before their holiday break about supporting legislation to protect accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

In brief: AAH meets with Humana Military, accessories issue clears another committee

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07/18/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has requested that Humana Military waive the requirement for documentation submission with each subsequent rental month after the initial documentation is received.

‘Two irons in the fire’ for accessories

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07/11/2019

WASHINGTON – The Health Subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives has approved a bill that would, among other things, stop CMS from applying bid pricing to complex rehab manual wheelchairs for one year.

Accessories language included in larger bill in House

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06/25/2019

UPDATE: The Ways and Means Committee has passed H.R. 3429, "HEARTS and Rural Relief Act," with a voice vote after a "mark up" session today.

Senators introduce accessories bill

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04/30/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on April 29 introduced a bill to provide relief for complex rehab wheelchairs and accessories, according to NCART.

Accessories bill back in play

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04/19/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill that would suspend competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months is back on the books in the House of Representatives.

Accessories bill re-introduced in House

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04/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., have re-introduced a bill that would permanently exempt complex rehab manual wheelchairs from Medicare’s competitive bidding program and would stop the agency from applying bid-related payment rates to accessories for those wheelchairs for 18 months.

Accessories relief stalls in Senate

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12/28/2018

WASHINGTON – The window for the Senate to pass accessories relief is “narrowing” rapidly.

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