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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. 

CMS stands firm on accessories

‘It was a surprise,’ says Don Clayback
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06/19/2015

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
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05/22/2015

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.

Stakeholders to lawmakers: ‘Make complex rehab bill a priority’

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04/24/2015

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders convened on Capitol Hill this week to ask lawmakers to co-sponsor bills to create a separate benefit category for comple

Lawmakers introduce new and improved complex rehab bill

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03/20/2015

WASHINGTON – Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., introduced a bill yesterday to create a separate benefit for complex rehab—with a twist.

CRT stakeholders want to be ‘front of line’ in January

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12/19/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are gearing up for the 114th Congress after the last one ended without passing bills in the House of Representatives or the Senate to create a separate benefit for complex rehab.

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