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Mobility

Consumers throw support behind accessories bill

September 26, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a bill that would halt competitive bidding-related prices for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.“We are writing to express our strong support for this new legislation and to emphasize the importance of protecting patient access not just to accessories used with complex rehab power wheelchairs, but also to those...

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Mobility

Bill seeks to resolve accessories issue for complex manual wheelchairs

September 8, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives Sept. 8 that would stop competitive bidding-related cuts for accessories for complex manual wheelchairs that have been in place since Jan. 1, 2016.H.R. 3730, introduced by Reps. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., and John Larson, D-Conn., would require CMS to use the same payment policy for accessories for complex manual wheelchairs as it does for complex power wheelchairs."Our thanks to Representative Zeldin, Representative Larson, and the other...

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