Legislation & Public Policy

CRT Accessories Bills Reintroduced in House & Senate

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

Quantum Rehab Makes NCART Donation

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

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.

H.R. 3471

In the Driver's Seat

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.

How Small Providers Can Rise Above Their Competitors