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ITEM Coalition adds voice to vent concerns

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06/20/2019

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma to express its concerns about including non-invasive vents in Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Coalition pushes leadership to pass accessories bill

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11/30/2018

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition has sent a second letter to leaders of the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees in the House of Representatives, urging them to pass H.R. 3730. The bill, sponsored by Reps.

Stakeholders press for inclusion in spending package

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03/15/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing to get HME-related provisions into an omnibus spending bill.

NRRTS joins ITEM Coalition

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10/19/2017

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has become a member of the ITEM Coalition, says Executive Director Weesie Walker.

In brief: Consumers support accessories bill, VirtuOx makes buy

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09/29/2017

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a

Consumers throw support behind accessories bill

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09/26/2017

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a bill that would halt competitive bidding-related prices for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

Consumer groups join the cause

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06/01/2017

WASHINGTON – More than two dozen national consumer advocacy groups have joined with the ITEM Coalition in urging lawmakers to sign on to a letter asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and CMS Administrator Seema Verma to use their regulatory authority to ma

Q&A: Legislation is tough but necessary

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06/21/2016

Peter Thomas, who coordinates policy for the ITEM Coalition, a group that builds support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices and technologies, will speak at the upcoming RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, July 12-15 in Arlington, Va.

Consumers give their stamp of approval

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07/22/2010

WASHINGTON - Efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology began to gel this summer with a big endorsement from the ITEM Coalition.