Bills introduced to protect accessories
WASHINGTON – Industry champions in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced bills to permanently stave off Medicare’s plans to apply competitive bidding-influenced prices to accessories for complex wheelchairs.
Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Rob Portman, D-Ohio, and Reps. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced S. 486 and H.R. 1361, NCART reported on Friday.
“Our next step will be to secure co-sponsors,” NCART stated in a bulletin. “Stay tuned and polish up your advocacy skills. This is going to be a great year for CRT!”
Stakeholders succeeded late in 2016 to secure a six-month delay in Medicare’s plans, pushing the implementation date to at least July 1, 2017.