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House passes bill with accessories language

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12/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon handily passed a bill with language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months, starting Jan. 1, 2019.

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.

Task force teases out issues

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10/30/2018

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Clinician Task Force (CTF) has given stakeholders more ammunition in their fight to stop CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

NCART: Share new data with lawmakers

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09/18/2018

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders have another data point to support their efforts to stop CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to components of complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

MAC takes more physical stance on manual wheelchairs

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04/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders fear a Medicare Administrative Contractor is doing an about-face on the home assessment requirement for manual wheelchairs.

Permobil adds power assist to portfolio

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12/27/2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired MAX Mobility, the Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of the SmartDrive power assist device.

MAX Mobility’s most recent release, the SmartDrive MX2+ with PushTracker, works on virtually any manual wheelchair on the market.

Complex rehab stakeholders ‘pick up pace’ for manuals

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07/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders scored a big win when CMS used its authority to stop reimbursement cuts for accessories for complex power wheelchairs, but their job is only half done.

CMS limits K0108 for manual wheelchairs

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02/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has taken away a Medicare beneficiary’s “right to choose,” now that providers aren’t allowed to use K0108 for titanium or heavy duty upgrades for manual wheelchairs, industry stakeholders say.

NCART fights for separate billing

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – NCART has formed a work group and developed an issue paper in response to CMS’s decision not to allow separate billing for titanium wheelchair frames and heavy duty upgrades.

Rowheels pulls not pushes

Heavily backed company has potential to shake up manual wheelchair market
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03/11/2016

FITCHBURG, Wis. – Rowheels, the makers of pull-based geared wheels for manual wheelchairs, will use a recent round of funding to roll out a new product with more mass appeal.

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