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Accessories bill back in play

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04/19/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill that would suspend competitive bidding pricing for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months is back on the books in the House of Representatives.

Accessories bill re-introduced in House

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04/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., have re-introduced a bill that would permanently exempt complex rehab manual wheelchairs from Medicare’s competitive bidding program and would stop the agency from applying bid-related payment rates to accessories for those wheelchairs for 18 months.

MCO bill becomes law in Kentucky

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04/05/2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law a bill that streamlines DME regulations and reimbursement policy for the managed care organizations managing the state’s Medicaid program.

The bill ensures that MCOs:

Custom breast forms legislation introduced in both chambers

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03/01/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate that would expand Medicare coverage to include custom breast prostheses for women recovering from mastectomy surgery, VGM reports.

MCO bill clears Kentucky House

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02/22/2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill that would hold managed care organizations more accountable passed the Kentucky House of Representatives on Thursday 100-0, VGM reports. The bill, H.B.

Lymphedema bill reintroduced

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02/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Todd Young, R-Ind., reintroduced The Lymphedema Treatment Act on Feb. 14. The bill, S.

Accessories relief stalls in Senate

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12/28/2018

WASHINGTON – The window for the Senate to pass accessories relief is “narrowing” rapidly.

House passes bill with accessories language

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12/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon handily passed a bill with language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months, starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Breaking news: House moves on accessories issue

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12/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months has been included in a larger bill introduced today in the House of Representatives, according to NCART.

Coalition pushes leadership to pass accessories bill

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11/30/2018

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition has sent a second letter to leaders of the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees in the House of Representatives, urging them to pass H.R. 3730. The bill, sponsored by Reps.

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