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In brief: AAH meets with Humana Military, accessories issue clears another committee

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07/18/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has requested that Humana Military waive the requirement for documentation submission with each subsequent rental month after the initial documentation is received.

‘Two irons in the fire’ for accessories

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07/11/2019

WASHINGTON – The Health Subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives has approved a bill that would, among other things, stop CMS from applying bid pricing to complex rehab manual wheelchairs for one year.

Accessories language included in larger bill in House

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06/25/2019

UPDATE: The Ways and Means Committee has passed H.R. 3429, "HEARTS and Rural Relief Act," with a voice vote after a "mark up" session today.

Senators introduce accessories bill

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04/30/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on April 29 introduced a bill to provide relief for complex rehab wheelchairs and accessories, according to NCART.

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.

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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