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Complex rehab letter draws support from 41 representatives

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09/29/2020

WASHINGTON – Forty one members of the House of Representatives have signed a congressional letter urging CMS to permanently stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

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.

RAC notifies providers of reviews

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08/21/2020

WASHINGTON – Performant, Medicare’s RAC, has notified providers by letter that, per authorization from CMS, it will resume certain medical review activities, according to the van Halem Group.

New app supports users in selecting manual wheelchairs

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06/24/2020

NEW YORK – The United Spinal Association and the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh have co-developed a new app that informs and encourages consumers and their families to play an active role in buying, using and maintaining their manual wheelchairs.

RAC adds beds, manual wheelchairs to audits

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02/07/2020

WASHINGTON – The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) has received approval to audit hospital beds and manual wheelchairs, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

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.

Welcome to National CRT Awareness Week

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Monday, August 19, 2019
Don Clayback
executive director of NCART

You probably can feel it in the air. You’re sensing that this is not just any ordinary day and you’re right. Since it’s Monday, we’ll help explain that feeling. Today, Aug. 19, is the first day of National CRT Awareness Week.  

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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.

Accessories bill re-introduced in House

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04/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., have re-introduced a bill that would permanently exempt complex rehab manual wheelchairs from Medicare’s competitive bidding program and would stop the agency from applying bid-related payment rates to accessories for those wheelchairs for 18 months.

House passes bill with accessories language

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12/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon handily passed a bill with language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months, starting Jan. 1, 2019.

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