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Complex rehab update: What is the delay?

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Complex rehab update: What is the delay?

May 20, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Rep. Jim Langevin, R-R.I., each had calls with CMS officials this month to stress the need for the agency to take the next step in reconsidering the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include seat elevation and standing systems.  Last fall, Duckworth and Langevin orchestrated letters in the Senate and House, respectively, asking CMS to seek public comment on the ITEM Coalition’s request to reconsider...

mobility assistive equipment, National coverage determination, seat elevation, standing systems


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Senators also support power seat elevation

November 1, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Robert Casey, D-Pa., have sent a letter to CMS asking the agency to amend the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to affirm coverage of standing and seat elevation systems embedded in power wheelchairs. “This should be followed by CMS developing necessary local coverage determinations to assess the medical necessity for such equipment on an individual basis in accordance with the NCD...

mobility assistive equipment, Power seat elevation, Power standing


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