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Complex rehab accessories: Stakeholders line up for permanent fix in 2017

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12/02/2016

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.

NCART seeks info from ‘front lines’

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11/11/2016

WASHINGTON – NCART is conducting a “National CRT Medicaid Survey” to gather information on complex rehab bases, accessories and repairs at the state level.

Call for common sense

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07/25/2016

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

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07/15/2016

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
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06/03/2016

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

Joint conference rallies around access

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04/22/2016

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

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03/04/2016

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

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02/26/2016

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
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12/22/2015

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

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10/23/2015

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

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