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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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NCART elects new members, seeks pricing data 

July 31, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART has elected new members to its board of directors for the 2023-35 term. They are Bruce Bayes, president of Custom Mobility; John Goetz, consultant to Permobil; Larry Jackson, president of Sunrise Medical; Johnny Miller, president of Miller’s; Kyle Walker, regional vice president of Reliable Medical Supply; and Brett Zaer, president of Superior Mobility. “We’re very thankful to the strong and committed group of industry leaders who give their time, expertise...

Board of Directors, NCART, Pricing, seat elevation

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CRT and accessories: Stakeholders call for immediate action

June 17, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders seek signatures for a fast-moving sign-on letter in the House of Representatives to protect access to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.  The letter, which asks CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to extend an 18-month pause on competitive bidding pricing for these accessories, closes June 21.  “Please email the individual who handles health care issues with your representative’s office,” AAHomecare stated...

Competitive Bidding, Complex Rehab, Manual Wheelchair, Pricing, Sign-On Letter

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3B provides 'preferential pricing' to MED members

July 23, 2019HME News Staff

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - 3B Medical's sleep and respiratory products are now available to members of Managed Health Care Associates, dba The MED Group, under special terms. “We are excited to partner with MHA and MED to expand our reach to their national member base of sleep and respiratory care providers and extend to those members preferential pricing to support their growth initiatives,” said Jose Llana, 3B's director of sales. CMS's competitive bidding program mandates that...

3B Medical, Pricing, Respiratory, The MED Group

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Contract switches to Palmetto GBA

January 2, 2019HME News Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Palmetto GBA is taking over as the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor this month. The PDAC receives, evaluates and processes coding verification applications for DMEPOS; establishes, maintains and updates all coding verification decisions on the product classification list; provides coding guidance for manufacturers and suppliers on the proper use of HCPCS; maintains and publishes the NDC/HCPCS crosswalk and OACD pricing files; and conducts DMEPOS data analysis....

Coding, Palmetto GBA, PDAC, Pricing

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On the Editor's Desk

Always the easy target

November 1, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

A Boston TV station recently ran an “I-Team” piece on a man who needed a brace after twisting his knee and who was charged nearly $700 for said brace by a local supply company because he hadn't met his deductible. In shock, the man Googled the brace and found it available through several online retailers for as little as $125. Who do you think took the blame in this scenario? You guessed it, the supply company. It's all become so very predictable. There a number of things wrong with this,...

Competitive Bidding, Pricing

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Pride Mobility cuts price on power lift recliners

October 4, 2017HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility Products has cut the price of its power lift recliners by 10% for the fourth quarter, the manufacturer announced Oct. 2. Pride says the cut, which went into effect on Oct. 1 for all Pride branded, quick-ship power lift recliners, is meant to help HME providers compete with outside industry channels. “From e-commerce to mass merchants to discount stores to furniture stores, everyone wants to leverage a piece of this ever-important category,” Pride states in...

e-commerce, Power lift recliner, Pricing, Pride Mobility

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Pride Mobility updates MAP Policy

August 26, 2016HME News Staff

EXETER, Pa. - Pride Mobility Products has updated its Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy to best support HME providers. “Our role is to help all of our providers succeed, and this updated MAP policy truly creates a level and ideally prosperous playing field for businesses of all sizes,” said Julie Piriano, vice president of clinical education/rehab industry affairs and compliance officer, in a press release. The goal of the MAP Policy is to promote fair competition across all distribution...

Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP), Pricing, Pride Mobility Products

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It's go-time on wheelchair accessories

July 1, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - It's a tough year to push legislation through Congress, but things are lining up nicely for stakeholders trying to permanently stave off reimbursement cuts to accessories for complex manual and power wheelchairs. Stakeholders were armed with a recent report from the Government Accountability Office that backs up the need to pass legislation going in to a high-profile lobbying event, the United Spinal Association's “Roll on Capitol Hill” June 26-29. Another such...

Accessories, Competitive Bidding, Complex Rehab, Manual, Power Wheelchair, Pricing, Wheelchair

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CMS opens portal for bid offers

February 17, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - In a sign that contract offers might be on their way, HME providers who submitted bids as part of the Round 2 and the national mail-order re-compete may now register for Connexion.Contract offers and other correspondence for the Round 2 and national mail-order re-compete will be communicated only through Connexion, a new secure, online portal, according to an update posted to the CBIC website Feb. 17.“These items will not be mailed,” the agency stated.To respond to offers...

Competitive Bidding, Contract Offers, Pricing

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