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Call for common sense


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.

Joint mobility conference breaks records


ARLINGTON, Va. – The decision to combine two mobility-related conferences involving three organizations has paid off, organizers say.

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.

Joint conference rallies around access


ARLINGTON, Va. – Programming a conference for three separate organizations sounds like a challenge, but that’s not the case for the upcoming RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, organizers say.

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.

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

Accessories fight now has weight of both chambers


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are one step closer to protecting access to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs. 

CMS stands firm on accessories

‘It was a surprise,’ says Don Clayback

CMS has responded to a letter from Congress asking the agency to reverse its decision to apply competitive bid pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs. The short answer is: “No.”

Medicaid cuts threaten access to complex rehab in Illinois

National provider suspends service, as it did in California

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois’ decision to cut Medicaid reimbursement across the board by 16.75% is forcing complex rehab providers to reevaluate whether they can continue to provide products and services there.