WASHINGTON – The chances are good that industry stakeholders and their champions in Congress will be able to stall CMS’s plans to apply competitive bidding-derived pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs for another six months.
DENVER – NCART is conducting a national Medicaid survey to gather information on complex rehab policies state by state. Providers who complete the survey will receive a copy of the results, likely in January. To participate, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SurveyCRT. Survey responses must be received by Dec. 2.
WASHINGTON – Tucked into the Office of Inspector General’s recent Mid-Year Report for 2016 is an investigation to determine the potential savings Medicare could achieve by renting complex power wheelchairs for 13 months instead of purchasing them.
Invacareis an official supporter of the 2016 Invictus Games, which will be held May 8-12 in Orlando, Fla. The company has also donated sports wheelchairs and handbikes for competitors to use as part of the Games.