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CPAP accessories: CMS shifts gears on documentation rules

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08/12/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS will now assume that medical necessity has been established for replacement of essential accessories for beneficiary-owned CPAP device and RAD.

CMS shifts gears on documentation requirements for CPAP accessories

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08/09/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS will now assume that medical necessity has been established for replacement of essential accessories for beneficiary-owned CPAP device and RAD.

It’s go-time on wheelchair accessories

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07/01/2016

WASHINGTON – It’s a tough year to push legislation through Congress, but things are lining up nicely for stakeholders trying to permanently stave off reimbursement cuts to accessories for complex manual and power wheelchairs.

A sad day for CMS

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Friday, January 29, 2016

It was my turn this Tuesday to write up some briefs for the Also Noted section of our website. (In case you don’t know already, we update this section with news almost every day—check it out while you eat your lunch!)

Adjusted pricing comes backs to haunt accessories

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01/26/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS will use an adjusted fee schedule based on competitive bidding rates to pay for accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs despite a law passed in 2015 delaying the change for one year. “Although this change is effective Jan.

Stakeholders launch petition in fight over pricing for accessories

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09/25/2015

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders are now petitioning the Obama Administration to step in and reverse CMS’s plans to apply competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs on Jan. 1.

Senators ask CMS to backpedal on accessories

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08/14/2015

WASHINGTON – A bi-partisan group of 23 senators sent a letter to CMS this week asking the agency to rescind its plan to apply competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs. The letter was lead by Sens.

Deadline is here for senate letter on accessories

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08/06/2015

WASHINGTON – Today is the last day for senators to sign on to a letter asking CMS to continue paying for accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs at the fee schedule, not the comp

Rep. Zeldin moves to protect accessories

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07/28/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., has introduced a bill that would prevent CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs, AAHomecare and NCART announced today.

Stakeholders spotlight complex rehab with expo

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07/02/2015

WASHINGTON – NCART will host a “Congressional CRT Exposition” on Capitol Hill on July 20 to educate lawmakers and their staffs on complex rehab.

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