Legislation & Public Policy


H.R. 3471

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With the Veterans Mobility Safety Act Signed Into Law, What’s Next for the Automotive Adaptive Industry

Now that H.R. 3471 is officially law, what's down the road for the automotive adaptive industry? Plus: The future of autonomous vehicles.

CMS to Require Prior Authorization for Some Group 3 PWC Codes

New requirement is due to start in four states in March, then roll out nationwide later in 2017.

NCART: Be Aware of 2017 Medicare Billing Changes

21st Century Cures Act, now law, has impacted CRT billing policies for the new year.

NCART Launches Medicaid Survey for CRT Providers

Information gathered by complex rehab technology suppliers will be used to shape the organization's future Medicaid advocacy efforts.

Clayback: Congress Must Take Legislative Action This Year

Upcoming lame-duck session could be crucial to Medicare CRT funding for wheelchair accessories.

Nusinersen Gets Priority Review from FDA

Drug could become the first treatment for spinal muscular atrophy.

People for Quality Care: More Beneficiaries Paying for DME

Consumer hotline calls show funding cuts are hurting DME access, organization says.

AAHomecare’s Ryan: Get Ready for Lame-Duck Session

Association prepares for an end-of-year push toward rural competitive bidding relief.

University of California Health System Voices Concern Over Competitive Bidding

Letter to CMS says hospitals aren't able to secure DME in a timely manner for patients.

CRT Executives Discuss State of the Industry at RESNA/NCART Conference

Wheelchair accessory funding cuts, consumer education top the list of concerns.



Senate Passes Rural Relief Bill for DME Providers, But House Bill Stalls

Bill would postpone further Medicare funding cuts for suppliers in non-competitive bidding areas.

NCART: GAO Report Confirms Need for CRT Wheelchair Accessory Legislation

Government Accountability Office report to Congress affirms major impact that competitive bid pricing would have on CRT.

DOJ Report: South Dakota Treatment of People with Disabilities Violates ADA

Justice Department says state doesn't always tell patients they can live at home instead of living in nursing facilities.

AAHomecare Urges Providers to Use Audit Tool

System collects information on audits and appeals to present to policy makers and stakeholders.

NCART to Host CRT Briefing & Product Expo on Capitol Hill

April 21 event seeks to teach members of Congress about complex rehab technology.

NGS Reports Results of K0816 Prepayment Probe

Probe by Jurisdiction B DME MAC covered Group 1 power chairs.

S. 2736 to Delay Rural DME Medicare Cuts Introduced in Senate

AAHomecare: Companion bill should be introduced in House soon.

CMS: We Will Pay PWC Accessories at Reduced Rates Till July

Providers would have to re-submit claims to receive full Medicare payment.

CRT Industry Top Priority: Protecting Accessories for Manual Wheelchairs

NCART's Don Clayback: Delay in funding cuts for CRT power chair accessories was "important" last-minute victory.

CMS Publishes Final Rule for DME Prior Authorization

Final rule, which appeared in the Dec. 30 edition of the Federal Register, would change the ordering process for certain items.

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