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Prior authorization: CMS clarifies stance on accessories

Agency also agrees to change delivery timeframe
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03/22/2017

WASHINGTON – During a second Special Open Door on March 21, CMS officials gave examples of what accessories are covered under a new prior authorization process for K0856 and K0861 power wheelchairs.

It’s a bumpy start for prior authorizations

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03/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CGS and Noridian have begun accepting prior authorization requests for K0856 and K0861, but complex rehab providers say they still don’t have all the information they need to comply with the program.

Prior authorization kicks in for two complex rehab codes

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03/07/2017

WASHINGTON – CGS and Noridian on March 6 began accepting prior authorization requests for K0856 and K0861 for providers in Illinois, West Virginia, Missouri and New York. They are accepting requests for dates of delivery on or after March 20.

Bills introduced to protect accessories

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03/03/2017

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.

Numotion rallies around its wheelchair customers

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02/24/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – The management at Numotion energized and engaged about 650 of its ATPs and branch managers at its annual conference at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in January.

In brief: Republicans push through Price’s confirmation, reps introduce separate benefit legislation

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – The 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee have voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

Reps. Crowley, Sensenbrenner introduce separate benefit bill for complex rehab

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., have introduced a bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.

Reps. Crowley, Sensenbrenner introduce separate benefit bill for complex rehab

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01/31/2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., have introduced a bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.

Technology drives complex rehab

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01/27/2017

There are many technological options available for complex rehab patients—if only they knew it.

Stakeholders await instructions on PA process

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – The cancellation of a Jan. 26 Special Open Door Forum on the upcoming prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes means industry stakeholders will have to wait longer to get their concerns and questions addressed.

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