Legislation & Public Policy


ITEM Coalition Sends Support Letter for H.R. 3730

Consumer and clinician organizations urge Congress to pass a bill written to protect access to CRT manual wheelchair accessories.

Bill for CRT Manual Wheelchair Accessories Introduced in House

Bill seeks to change funding policy that's currently based on competitive bidding numbers.

White Paper Explains CMS Effects on CRT, DME

U.S. Rehab President Greg Packer hopes new, comprehensive paper can be used to educate policy-makers.

NCART to Conduct CRT Provider Survey

September survey will be used to further organization's work with policy-makers.

AAHomecare Still Seeking Survey Participants

Association is sharing survey results from patients, case managers and providers with CMS.

MWC Accessories Bill to Drop in U.S. House

New bill would prevent CMS from applying competitive bidding-derived pricing to accessories on CRT manual chairs.

Titanium

Is Medicare's Titanium Decision Just the Beginning?

Medicare's policy change puts titanium frames out of reach for beneficiaries. What's next?

Senators Sign Letter for Rural Competitive Bidding Relief

Nearly half of the U.S. Senate signs on to letter for HHS Sec. Tom Price and CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

CMS Exempts CRT Power Chair Accessories from Funding Cuts

Accessories for complex rehab wheelchair accessories aren't part of the newly announced policy.

NMEDA Testifies at Veterans Mobility Safety Act Public Meeting

Adopt meaningful standards, NMEDA President Chad Blake says at hearing.



Industry Seeks Support for House Sign-On Letter

Bipartisan letter to HHS Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Verma asks for DME and CRT reforms.

NCART/NRRTS Attendees Visit 245 Congressional Offices During Event

Attendees span the entire complex rehab technology industry.

Perspectives from a Senate Staffer

Insider Info: Capitalizing on Capitol Hill Visits

What works when meeting with legislators and their staffs.

Industry Fights New Funding Cuts to Custom Seating

Medicare Jurisdictions B and C have substantially cut payments for custom seats and backs, says NCART.

Quantum Rehab Makes NCART Donation

Funds will support ongoing advocacy efforts in a year critical for the CRT industry.

CRT Accessories Bills Reintroduced in House & Senate

H.R. 1361 and S. 486 seek changes to current Medicare funding for complex rehab wheelchair accessories.

NCART/NRRTS Conference to Focus on CRT Accessories, Medicare Separate Benefit

April meeting in Arlington, Va., will combine advocacy with education.

NCART: CMS “Re-Interpretation” of Wheelchair Frame Policy Threatens Access

DME MACs say titanium frames, heavy-duty upgrades are no longer separately billable on Medicare manual wheelchair claims.

CRT Separate Benefit Bill Introduced in U.S. House

H.R. 750 seeks a separate Medicare benefit category for complex rehab technology.

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