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In brief: Senate readies letter on accessories, Sunrise adds 'complementary' biz

August 7, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The deadline has been extended until Aug. 10 for senators to sign on to a letter asking CMS to continue paying for accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs at the fee schedule, not the competitive bidding, rate.At press time, 14 senators had signed on to the letter.Sens. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., have taken the lead on the letter.“Congress specifically excluded complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and related accessories from the Medicare DME competitive...

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In brief: CMS seeks to exclude certified orthotic fitters, DeRoyal receives patent

August 29, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS would like to limit the provision of custom fitted prefabricated orthotics to “individuals with specialized training” like physicians. In addition to physicians, the agency defines those individuals as orthotists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and advanced-practical nurses. Not included on the list: certified orthotic fitters. CMS is accepting comments on the change, published in a recent proposed rule, until Sept. 2.DeRoyal receives patent for automated...

automation, DeRoyal, orthotics, RESNA, Sunrise, VGM


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