Legislation & Public Policy


NCART to Host CRT Briefing & Product Expo on Capitol Hill

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

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

AAHomecare: Companion bill should be introduced in House soon.

NGS Reports Results of K0816 Prepayment Probe

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

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.

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.

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