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Congress throws support behind power standing systems

September 23, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders now also have a sign-on letter circulating in the Senate asking CMS to open a public comment period for power standing systems.  The three senators spearheading the letter – Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Bob Casey, D-Pa. – have supported efforts to move forward with Medicare coverage for these systems in the past, but they did so individually.  “They’re stepping it up with this group...

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Power standing systems: Stakeholders increase pressure to act 

September 22, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders now have a sign-on letter circulating in the Senate that asks CMS to open a public comment period for power standing systems, NCART reports.  The letter is spearheaded by Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Bob Casey, D-Pa.  “Now is the time for CRT advocates to take action,” NCART stated in a bulletin. “We need your help getting signatures on both letters to send a strong message to CMS.”  There...

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Mobility

Stakeholders rev engine for comment period 

August 5, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – An Aug. 3 roundtable discussion hosted by the National Council on Disability set the stage for responding in large numbers to an upcoming 30-day public comment period on Medicare coverage for power seat elevation and power standing systems.  CMS has committed to opening the comment period in August, almost two years after the ITEM Coalition submitted its formal request to reconsider the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage...

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Council raises awareness on power seat elevation 

July 25, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The National Council on Disability (NCD) will host a virtual public roundtable on Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. EST to promote Medicare coverage of power seat elevation and standing systems, according to NCART. The two-hour roundtable will include perspectives from members of Congress, people with mobility disabilities, clinicians, researchers and others regarding the legal and policy implications of coverage. “This is a very positive development in establishing Medicare coverage for...

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CMS commits to comment period 

May 31, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has committed to seeking public comments on the request to reconsider the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include power seat elevation and power standing systems no later than August, according to NCART. This 30-day public comment period is the next step in the process. “NCART continues to collaborate with the ITEM Coalition on preparing advocates for this,” it stated in a bulletin. “A website dedicated to this issue will...

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Mobility

Stakeholders on power seat elevation: ‘We’re hoping to hear concrete steps’

December 22, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders were scheduled to meet with CMS officials right before the holidays to check on their request to reconsider coverage for power seat elevation and power standing systems.  The meeting was scheduled to take place on Dec. 22 with Dr. Meena Seshamani, deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare, and others.  “We’re hoping to hear from them about specific, concrete steps that the agency is taking and, hopefully,...

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Stakeholders ‘anxious’ for movement on seat elevation, standing

Mobility

Stakeholders ‘anxious’ for movement on seat elevation, standing

November 5, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders have added additional layers of pressure on CMS to improve access to power seat elevation and power standing systems.  Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Robert Casey, D-Pa., in October sent a letter to CMS asking the agency not just to take the next step but to amend the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage of seat elevation and standing systems that are embedded in power...

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Stakeholders formally ask CMS to reconsider coverage for seat elevation

September 22, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The ITEM Coalition has submitted a formal request for reconsideration of the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage of power seat elevation and power standing systems for Group 3 complex rehab power wheelchairs, according to AAHomecare. The request spans more than 60 pages, references 129 clinical articles and includes a redline revision of the existing NCD for MAE, as well as a draft local coverage determination for both systems, the association...

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