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Accessories: Updated payments take effect, will be applied retroactively


WASHINGTON – Updated payment rates for complex manual wheelchair accessories went into effect Jan. 1, but they may not be updated until July 1 to allow changes to be made to the claims processing system, according to a bulletin from CMS.

In brief: Verma one step closer to CMS, bills introduced to protect accessories


WASHINGTON – Seema Verma is headed to the full Senate for confirmation as CMS Administrator.

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday voted 13-12 to advance Verma’s nomination.

CMS offers guidance on billing for complex rehab accessories

Guidance on rural rates still in the works

WASHINGTON – CMS has updated the DME Center page of its website with information on how it plans to implement certain provisions in the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act.

Cures Act headed to president

Bill will roll back second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect this year in rural areas

WASHINGTON – The 21st Century Cures Act, which includes important provisions related to Medicare’s competitive bidding program, has been passed by the Senate and is now headed to the president’s desk for his signature.

Industry buys time for rural providers, complex rehab accessories

‘It’s just the first step, but an important one,’ AAH’s Ryan says

WASHINGTON – The HME industry now has a vehicle in Congress for rolling back a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect in non-competitive bidding areas on July 1, AAHomecare reports.

In brief: Complex rehab advocates speak up, study casts doubt on impact of CPAP therapy on cardiovascular events


WASHINGTON – Two consumer organizations have sent letters to lawmakers urging them to pass bills that would permanently protect complex rehab accessories from competitive bid pricing.

Complex rehab bill signed into law


President Obama signed the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act into law yesterday,

Stakeholders throw Hail Mary to protect accessories


WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders have successfully staved off CMS's plan to apply competitive bid pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs for at least one year.

Ways and Means Committee seeks clarifications on accessories plan


WASHINGTON – Key members of the House Ways & Means Committee this week sent a letter to CMS, asking the agency to clarify its plans to apply competitive bid pricing to complex rehab wheelchair accessories. In the letter, Chairman Rep.

In brief: Settlement dampens Liberator Medical's earnings, senators ask CMS to backpedal on accessories


STUART, Fla. – Liberator Medical Holdings has reported net revenues of $20.4 million for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2015, a 9.7% increase compared to the same period last year.