Legislation & Public Policy


CRT Funding Webinar Scheduled for Jan. 14

Invacare Corp.'s Jim Stephenson will discuss new DME prior authorization, CRT wheelchair accessories changes.

Call Your Senators: New Senate Bill Contains CRT WC Accessories Delay

Bill would delay funding cuts due to start Jan. 1

CRT Wheelchair Accessories Legislation Not Part of Omnibus Bill

NCART Executive Director Don Clayback says "targeted" conversations still ongoing.

NCART: CRT Wheelchair Accessories Bills Being Considered As Year-End Approaches

Industry awaits decision regarding bills' attachment to other legislation.

NCART: Wheelchair Accessories Bills Gaining Momentum, But More Signatures Needed

House and Senate bills would stop CMS plans to apply competitive bidding prices to accessories on CRT chairs.

NGS Reports Q2 Support Surfaces Review Results

Quarter 2 denials are up compared to 2015's first quarter.

CMS Postpones Changes to Miscellaneous HCPCS Codes

K0108 and E1399 codes were due to be replaced by multiple codes based on pricing starting Jan. 1.

CGS Opens New Fax Line & Address for Appeals

New fax and address direct correspondence straight to the appeals department.

CMS Extends PMD Demonstration Project Into 2018

19 states currently participating in Medicare demo will continue for another 3 years.

H.R. 3229 Fixer

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Bill to Protect CRT Wheelchair Accessories Introduced to U.S. House

H.R. 3229 is a "technical correction" to close a MIPPA loophole used by CMS to apply competitive bidding prices to equipment the industry believes should be exempt.

CRT Industry Seeks Technical Correction to Halt Medicare Pricing Plan

CMS intends to base CRT wheelchair accessories pricing on competitive bidding pricing starting Jan. 1.

DOJ to Amtrak: Your Train Stations Violate ADA

June 9 letter from Department of Justice gives transportation provider 14 days to respond.

Advocates Prepare to Celebrate ADA’s 25th Anniversary

Healthcare professionals can show their support via educational videos and marketing materials.

Report: U.S. Needs to Focus on Fall Prevention for Seniors

National Council of Aging event brings experts together to address the rising numbers of falls among older Americans.

Illinois Budget Cuts Endanger Medicaid Access to CRT

A 16.75-percent payment cut is already reducing seating & wheeled mobility provision to beneficiaries in need.

RESNA, NCART & NRRTS Will Combine 2016 Events

Education and advocacy meeting will take place in July in Arlington, Va.

S. 1013: Bill for Medicare CRT Benefit Is Reintroduced to U.S. Senate

Bill is a companion to the House version that would provide a separate Medicare benefit category for CRT.

Deadline Approaching for ICD-10 Testing

Medicare DME MAC testing using new code sets is set for July, but the deadline to participate is this week.

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