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CMS exempts accessories from bid pricing – for good

July 29, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS in a final rule issued today says it will permanently stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs, NCART has reported. In late June, CMS agreed to extend an 18-month pause on applying bid pricing to these accessories for an additional 90 days, until Oct. 1., to give the agency more time to review the industry’s request. “We are sincerely grateful to CMS for making today’s policy decision and...

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Accessories: Stakeholders secure reprieve

June 23, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced a 90-day suspension of scheduled Medicare cuts to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs, NCART reports.  That extends an 18-month suspension that would have expired on July 1 to Oct. 1.  “They will use this time for further analysis and, hopefully, a permanent suspension,” Don Clayback, executive director of NCART, tweeted today. “Thank you advocates, Congress and CMS.”  On Monday, a letter led...

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CMS: New rates will be in place July 1

March 3, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has provided an update on billing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs, according to NCART.A bill was passed late last year requiring the agency to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to these accessories for 18 months starting Jan. 1, 2020.NCART pulled these highlights from the update:The new payment rates (not yet published) will be in place on July 1 and providers will be able to use the KU modifier for billing. Until July 1, providers should continue to...

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Accessories language passes Congress

December 17, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Language suspending competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs has passed as part of year-end spending legislation in both the House of Representatives and Senate, NCART reports.The language, included in H.R. 1865, would require CMS to stop applying bid pricing to these accessories for 18 months starting Jan. 1, 2020.The House passed the bill 297-120; the Senate 71-23. The president is expected to sign it Friday.The language would also provide a...

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In brief: AAH meets with Humana Military, accessories issue clears another committee

July 18, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has requested that Humana Military waive the requirement for documentation submission with each subsequent rental month after the initial documentation is received.Humana Military, which manages the Tricare East contract, is currently evaluating the request, the association says.The development comes after Laura Williard, vice president of payer relations, and David Chandler, director of payer relations, met with executive leadership at Humana Military and Wisconsin Physician...

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Accessories bill back in play

April 19, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - A bill that would suspend competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months is back on the books in the House of Representatives.Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., introduced H.R. 2293, which would also permanently exempt complex rehab manual wheelchairs from the bid program, on April 12, supported by 21 of their colleagues.“Because a bill has been introduced earlier in the year and because a similar bill passed by voice...

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