WASHINGTON – CMS officials spent much of a Special Open Door Forum on March 16 discussing whether or not accessories will be covered under a new prior authorization process for two complex power wheelchair codes.
WASHINGTON – Now that bills have been introduced in both the House of Representatives and Senate to permanently protect reimbursement for accessories for complex manual and power wheelchairs, stakeholders are in a race against time to get Congress to act on the issue.
WASHINGTON – The chances are good that industry stakeholders and their champions in Congress will be able to stall CMS’s plans to apply competitive bidding-derived pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs for another six months.
TRINIDAD, Colo. – NRRTS will host an online town hall meeting this Thursday, Oct. 27, to discuss bills that would prevent competitive bidding-related reimbursement cuts from being applied to complex rehab accessories on Jan. 1.
It is quite remarkable that Congress has to pass a law to get Medicare to follow a law passed seven years prior, and beyond disturbing that when Congress does take such action, Medicare responds with an unprecedented six-month implementation delay, which will p
YARMOUTH, Maine – Some providers say they’re cutting back on offering certain products and services after CMS said it would pay them at reduced payment amounts for accessories used on Group 3 power wheelchairs.