Legislation & Public Policy

Schumer & Cochran Introduce CRT Senate Bill

S. 948 is the companion to H.R. 942, both of which would establish a separate Medicare benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Washington Becomes First State to Pass CRT Recognition Bill

New law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

Innovation In Motion Donates Power Chairs During Call-In Week

All-terrain chairs given to Afghanistan veteran and high school student emphasize the need for mobility.

New MPP Bill Launched in House

Rep. Price unveils H.R. 1717, which would replace Medicare competitive bidding program.

Wheels in Washington, D.C.: UsersFirst Attends CRT Conference

Eubank: "The wheelchair that works best in your life is disappearing."

NCART: Schumer to Introduce Senate Bill for Separate Benefit Category

H.R. 942 was introduced into the House last month.

DME MACS: High Denial Percentages Continue for Prepayment Reviews

Claims for high-dollar items and standard power chairs were reviewed by Jurisdiction A and B DME MACs.

NGS Expands Scope of Power Chair Prepayment Review

Review will include larger number of HCPCS codes.

NGS Reports Catheter Kit Prepayment Review Results

Failure to meet coverage criteria is listed among common denial reasons.

Separate Benefit Category Bill Reintroduced in House

2013 version is launched by a Democrat and a Republican.

Stakeholders Renew CRT Separate Benefit Campaign

Efforts focus on introducing new House bill and continued conversations with Congress.

NGS to Suppliers: One Fax at a Time

Reminder relates to redetermination requests sent to the Jurisdiction B DME MAC.

NGS Prepayment Support Surfaces Review to Continue

Lack of medical documentation continues to cause claim denials.

With New Congress, Industry Continues Push for MPP Adoption

H.R. 27 is introduced to repeal Medicare's competitive bidding program.

Consumer Advocacy Groups Support MPP

Letter sent to Rep. Tom Price says consumers in round 1 competitive bid areas are suffering.

NGS Announces Q3 Prepayment Results for Power Chairs

Proving medical necessity remains a challenge for providers.

35 of 36 H.R. 4378 Co-Sponsors Re-Elected Last Week

Bill would establish a separate Medicare benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Medicare Announces Policy Article Revisions for E1020, E1028 Codes

Revisions became effective Nov. 1.

Reports: Competitive Bidding Would Harm State Economies

New studies predict jobs, income that would be lost in Utah and Montana.

Rep. Price: "Competitive Bidding Is Hardly Competitive"

H.R. 6490 sponsor explains at Medtrade why home care remains in legislative crosshairs.

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