Reimbursement


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.

NHIC Announces Group 2 Support Surfaces Review Results

Results for the second quarter showed a significant reduction in denials.

CGS Opens New Fax Line & Address for Appeals

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

Motion Composites Announces Medicare Coding for Ultralight Chairs

Helio and Veloce chairs receive ultralight codes.

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.

Quantum Rehab Debuts iLevel Web Site

Features include consumer videos and an interactive funding page.



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.

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.

CMS Seeks ICD-10 Test Volunteers

Participating providers will be able to submit up to 50 claims each, as the healthcare industry prepares for an October transition to new codes.

NHIC Announces Results for K0823 Documentation Compliance Review

This type of non-clinical review checks Medicare claims for certain types of required documentation.

Medicare Separate Benefit Bill Reintroduced in U.S. House

New bill includes language to ensure complex rehab technology equipment can be purchased outright rather than relegated to capped-rental status.

Claims Error Rate for NGS PMD Prepayment Review Drops Sharply

Jurisdiction B DME MAC also reviews far fewer claims in last quarter of 2014.

Seat Elevation

Funding Series

Justify It: Seat Elevation

Despite a Myriad of Benefits, This Positioning Option Remains a Tough Sell to Funding Sources.

Seat elevation can make the world a more accessible place for wheelchair users, and can facilitate the safe performance of a number of mobility-related activities of daily living. Why then are funding sources lagging in recognizing the many benefits of this positioning opportunity?

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