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States pick up seperate benefit

'The biggest challenge is always to get that first state,' says NCART's Don Clayback
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06/20/2014

A bill signed recently in Colorado establishes separate recognition for complex rehab within the DME category. Similar legislation is pending in several other states.

Complex rehab gains inroads at state level

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06/06/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – A bill signed recently in Colorado establishes separate recognition for complex rehab within the DME category. Similar legislation is pending in several other states.

Mobility stakeholders: Repair issues bigger than GAO says

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05/09/2014

WASHINGTON – The brief mention of repair issues in a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on competitive bidding doesn’t speak to the severity of the problem, say mobility stakeholders.

Complex rehab stakeholders re-energize, set agenda

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05/02/2014

WASHINGTON – The three-day National CRT Advocacy & Leadership Conference opened on April 29 with a strong call to action.

Industry ‘ready’ for prior auths

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04/11/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders support CMS’s plans to expand the PMD demo—with a few tweaks.  

“I’m all for it,” said Peggy Walker, billing specialist at VGM. “I’m ready for more prior auths.”

Lawmakers side with industry on capped-rental change

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03/14/2014

WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers has asked CMS to delay the transition of certain complex rehab items to capped-rental status on April 1.

Registration opens for CRT event

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01/28/2014

EAST AMHURST, N.Y. – Registration is open for the 2014 National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference to be held April 29-May 1 in Arlington, Va.

CMS can't ignore input

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01/24/2014

There’s a great deal of activity regarding healthcare policy changes with the goal of providing quality care and services in the most cost-effective manner.

Stakeholders increase outreach for complex rehab bill

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11/19/2013

WASHINGTON – The sponsors of a bill in the Senate to create a separate benefit for complex rehab are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter to ramp up support.

PMD data not clear-cut, stakeholders say

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10/25/2013

WASHINGTON – Spending on power mobility devices in seven states has dropped nearly 50%, from $20 million in September 2012 to $11 million in June 2013, according to a recent CMS update on the PMD demo.

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