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?

Access to Complex Rehabilitation Technology

Reimbursement Series

Access to Complex Rehabilitation Technology

Can We Still Improve People's Lives?

Rita Stanley examines how two decades of Medicare policy changes -- many of them subtle -- have altered the access landscape for today’s beneficiaries.

NGS Issues Reminder of Item 23 for PMD Claims

Bulletin regards Unique Tracking Numbers for Prior Authorization Requests for power mobility devices.

NGS Invites Providers to Participate in Bed & Support Surface Documentation Project

Clinicians will review participants' documentation and provide feedback.

NGS Reports Q3 Results for Support Surfaces Review

Widespread prepayment review involves Group 2 pressure-reducing support surfaces.

Our Year

Editor's Note

Welcome to Our Year!

CMS Clarifies E2378 Payment Status

Code was impacted by this year's capped-rental payment category changes.

NGS to Launch Prepayment Probe for Minnesota & Wisconsin Power Chairs

Group 1 power wheelchair code will be the subject of the review.

NHIC Announces Results of Power Chair Widespread Prepayment Review

Latest announcement covers K0823 claims for the first half of 2014.

Medicare PMD Demonstration Expansion Is Underway

Twelve more states have joined the prior authorization program that ends in August.

NGS to Launch Manual Wheelchair Prepayment Probe

Adult tilt-in-space code is among those to be affected, says Jurisdiction B DME MAC.

Rolling Dynamics, Rolling Resistance &  Optimizing Wheeled Prosthetics