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The clock is ticking on accessories bills


WASHINGTON – With lawmakers now back on Capitol Hill, the stakes are higher than ever for stakeholders to get complex rehab legislation passed before the end of the year.

GAO emphasizes smallness of accessories market

‘The report is really the best we could have hoped for,’ Bachenheimer says

WASHINGTON – Mobility stakeholders say they now have backup from the Government Accountability Office.

Complex rehab cuts reach deep


YARMOUTH, Maine – Complex rehab stakeholders worry that shrinking Medicare reimbursement will have an impact on more than just the bottom lines of providers.

CMS stonewalls Congress on accessories


WASHINGTON – CMS has yet to respond to calls by lawmakers to restore reimbursement for accessories for Group 3 power wheelchairs by March 1, industry stakeholders say.

The battle continues for accessories


It is quite remarkable that Congress has to pass a law to get Medicare to follow a law passed seven years prior, and beyond disturbing that when Congress does take such action, Medicare responds with an unprecedented six-month implementation delay, which will p

CMS pushes providers to ‘breaking point’


YARMOUTH, Maine – Some providers say they’re cutting back on offering certain products and services after CMS said it would pay them at reduced payment amounts for accessories used on Group 3 power wheelchairs.

CMS defies accessories mandate

‘It completely obviates the point of the law’

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders were flabbergasted last week when CMS issued billing instructions for accessories for Group 3 power wheelchairs.

Reporter's notebook: Year in review: Accessories, Hoveround


YARMOUTH, Maine – 2015 was a stressful year for mobility providers, particularly when it came to getting reimbursed. 

Complex rehab bill signed into law


President Obama signed the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act into law yesterday,

Rehab stakeholders succeed with last-minute bill

Still need more permanent fix and greater coverage for accessories

WASHINGTON – Rehab stakeholders applaud the recent passing of a bill that delays CMS’s plans to apply competitive bid pricing to accessories for complex power wheelcha