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Champions extend deadline for letter on accessories

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09/01/2020

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., have extended the deadline for their sign-on letter asking CMS to permanently exempt accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs from competitive bidding pricing to Sept. 18.

Awareness week spotlights complex rehab, accessories

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08/19/2020

WASHINGTON – More than 65 organizations and thousands of individuals participated in National CRT Awareness Week Aug. 10-14.

Accessories: Time to follow up, stakeholders say

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07/31/2020

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders are working with their champions in Congress to craft a letter asking CMS to permanently change its payment policy on accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

CMS: New rates will be in place July 1

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03/03/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has provided an update on billing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs, according to NCART.

Relief on the way for complex rehab providers

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12/20/2019

WASHINGTON – In a hard-fought win, industry stakeholders have succeeded in getting Congress to suspend competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex manual wheelchairs.

Accessories language passes Congress

President expected to sign bill on Friday
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12/17/2019

UPDATED: Language suspending competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs has passed as part of year-end spending legislation in both the House of Representatives and Senate, NCART reports.

NCART rallies for support

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12/10/2019

WASHINGTON – NCART is calling on industry stakeholders to contact their members of Congress before their holiday break about supporting legislation to protect accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

In brief: AAH meets with Humana Military, accessories issue clears another committee

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07/18/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has requested that Humana Military waive the requirement for documentation submission with each subsequent rental month after the initial documentation is received.

‘Two irons in the fire’ for accessories

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07/11/2019

WASHINGTON – The Health Subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives has approved a bill that would, among other things, stop CMS from applying bid pricing to complex rehab manual wheelchairs for one year.

Accessories language included in larger bill in House

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06/25/2019

UPDATE: The Ways and Means Committee has passed H.R. 3429, "HEARTS and Rural Relief Act," with a voice vote after a "mark up" session today.

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