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Business Development

Power seat elevation ‘the greatest victory’

February 2, 2024John Andrews

In an industry with a history of hardscrabble policy battles, this year’s allowance of power seat elevation systems represents “the greatest victory for power chair users in recent memory.”  John Wright, executive vice president of sales management and business development for Los Angeles-based Shoprider, said the industry has been asking for coverage for power seat elevation systems for many years “as they recognized the need to improve power chair user independence,...

Complex Rehab, Power seat elevation, Pride Mobility Products, Shoprider


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Seth Johnson

Mobility

Stakeholders ask CMS to fix problems with power seat elevation plan 

December 27, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – When CMS is expected to release final coding and pricing for power seat elevation systems in February, complex rehab stakeholders will take a close look to see if the agency incorporated their feedback.  During a recent hearing hosted by CMS, stakeholders provided testimony outlining problems with the agency’s preliminary recommendations, including its decision to categorize power seat elevation systems as accessories.  “We don’t believe it should...

Complex Rehab, Power seat elevation


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Also Noted

AAH backs NCART on power seat elevation

December 7, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has submitted comments to CMS supporting NCART’s recommendations for coding, coverage and payment regulations for power seat elevation systems. The recommendations, provided during a Nov. 30 virtual public meeting, include:   Adopting the code description proposed in the NCART code application.  Recognizing power seat elevation as a stand-alone system, the same as power tilt and/or power recline, and not merely an add on component.  Requiring...

AAHomecare, NCART, Power seat elevation


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Mobility

CMS releases coding plan for power seat elevation 

November 13, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has issued preliminary recommendations for coding and pricing for power seat elevation systems, NCART has reported.  The recommendations include discontinuing the existing HCPCS Level II code E2300, “wheelchair accessory, power seat elevation system, any type,” and establishing two new HCPCS Level II codes at a set fee schedule amount:   EXXXX, “complex rehabilitative power wheelchair accessory, power seat elevation system, any type”  EXXXX,...

Coding, Power seat elevation, Pricing


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News

In brief: Homecare Champ, new home infusion code, supplies survey, seat elevation comments

March 24, 2023HME News Staff

DALLAS – Kam Yuricich has been named the 2023 Van Miller Homecare Champion for her achievements as the executive director for OAMES and the Great Lakes Home Medical Equipment Association.  Yuricich will be honored at the Stand Up For Homecare reception at Medtrade in Dallas on Wednesday, March 29.  “Kam is a star and a stalwart for HME,” says Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president and CEO. “She’s brought home bottom-line wins for her members and she’s also...

2023, AAHomecare, Award, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Kam Yuricich, Medtrade, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), Owens & Minor, Power seat elevation, Tandem Diabetes Care, Van G Miller Homecare Champion


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Mobility

Strong show of support for power seat elevation 

March 21, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A total of 2,128 stakeholders submitted public comments in response to a proposed national coverage determination that would expand coverage for power seat elevation on Group 3 wheelchairs.  Stakeholders ranged from NCART to U.S. Rehab to power wheelchair users to caretakers to the American Occupational Therapy Association to an ATP/CRTS at National Seating & Mobility to Merits to the Amputee Coalition.  “Miller’s supports Medicare...

Complex Rehab, Power seat elevation, seating and mobility


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Mobility

AAH comments on power seat elevation 

March 20, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and other industry stakeholders last week submitted comments on CMS’s proposed national coverage determination for power seat elevation for complex power wheelchairs ahead of a deadline on March 17.    In its comments, the association urged CMS to:  Finalize the proposed benefit category determination holding that power seat elevation systems are primarily medical in nature and are considered DME under the Medicare benefit; and finalize...

AAHomecare, Power seat elevation, Power Wheelchair


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Mobility

CMS proposes expanding mobility benefit 

February 15, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has released a proposed national coverage determination decision that would, for the first time, expand coverage for power seat elevation equipment on certain power wheelchairs to Medicare beneficiaries.  The agency has also initiated a 30-day public comment period.  “Millions of people with Medicare rely on medically necessary assistive devices to perform daily tasks that directly impact their quality of life,” said CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure....

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Mobility

NCART mobilizes stakeholders on power seat elevation 

February 14, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS is expected to publish a decision memo on coverage for power seat elevation systems by this Wednesday, Feb. 15, kicking off another 30-day public comment period, NCART has announced.  Following the comment period, the agency will review any new evidence, make any necessary revisions and release a final decision.  “As we did in August 2022, NCART will be encouraging all CRT advocates to submit comments regarding the proposed decision,” the organization...

Complex Rehab, NCART, Power seat elevation


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Wayne Grau

Mobility

Seat elevation takes another step forward

November 4, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Complex rehab stakeholders submitted more than 3,500 comments in support of reconsidering the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include power seat elevation systems.  “Even CMS said it was quite a large number of comments,” said Wayne Grau, executive director of NCART, on a recent industry webcast, “and these weren’t cut-and-paste comments. But there’s still a long row to go here.”  Stakeholders...

Clinician Task Force (CTF), Complex Rehab, NCART, Power seat elevation


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