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NRRTS hosts online town hall meeting

October 26, 2016HME News Staff

TRINIDAD, Colo. - NRRTS will host an online town hall meeting this Thursday, Oct. 27, to discuss bills that would prevent competitive bidding-related reimbursement cuts from being applied to complex rehab accessories on Jan. 1. Lawmakers will be back for a lame-duck session after the elections, and stakeholders need to reach out and stress the need to pass H.R. 3229 and S. 2196, which have 144 and 24 co-sponsors, respectively. To participate in the meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. EST, go to,...

H.R. 3229, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), S. 2196

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Complex rehab advocates turn up heat on Congress

September 1, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Two consumer organizations have sent letters to lawmakers urging them to pass bills that would permanently protect complex rehab accessories from competitive bidding pricing.The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations, and the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid Coalition (ITEM) sent letters to 10 senators and representatives, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate...

H.R. 3229, S. 2196

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Omnibus bill moves forward without industry's interests

December 16, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Despite a mammoth push, two pairs of HME-related bills are not included in the omnibus spending package that lawmakers have on the table this week, according to AAHomecare.“This result is not a reflection of the amount of effort that our industry has extended at both grassroots and Capitol Hill lobbying levels, and we should all be proud of the way the (industry) has come together to build support for these initiatives,” said the association in its announcement.The industry...

H.R. 3229, H.R. 4185, S. 2196, S. 2312

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Convaid throws support behind complex rehab bills

December 9, 2015HME News Staff

TORRANCE, Calif. - Convaid Products has endorsed S. 2196, a bill introduced in October that would prevent CMS from applying competitive bid pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs. The bill is a companion to H.R. 3229, which was introduced in July. "Convaid has been advocating both bills on an ad hoc basis throughout the year, however, with only a few weeks left to make a difference, we felt it was critical to yield as much visible support to both bills that are critical to the special...

Convaid, H.R. 3229, S. 2196

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