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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.

How to have a vital dialogue about funding

By Seth Johnson and Mark Smith
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11/30/2016

After years of challenges, are there any signs that funding medically-necessary, quality-of-life complex rehab technology (CRT) can advance coverage and payment policies to reflect advancements in technology?

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.

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.

The battle continues for accessories

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02/22/2016

It is quite remarkable that Congress has to pass a law to get Medicare to follow a law passed seven years prior, and beyond disturbing that when Congress does take such action, Medicare responds with an unprecedented six-month implementation delay, which will p

Complex rehab market is not increasing

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02/22/2016

I read with great interest the “growth market” article in your Vendors section in last month’s issue (“Rehab attracts new players,” February 2016). 

In brief: CGS gets contract, VGM Insurance gives away thousands

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01/15/2016

NASHVILLE – CMS has awarded CGS Administrators a $78 million contract for DMEPOS claims in Jurisdiction B, according to a press release. 

Johnson tapped for promotion

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01/13/2016

EXETER, Pa. – Seth Johnson has been promoted to senior vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products. Johnson, an 18-year veteran of the mobility industry, has been with the manufacturer since 2004.

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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