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Welcome to National CRT Awareness Week

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Monday, August 19, 2019
Don Clayback
executive director of NCART

You probably can feel it in the air. You’re sensing that this is not just any ordinary day and you’re right. Since it’s Monday, we’ll help explain that feeling. Today, Aug. 19, is the first day of National CRT Awareness Week.  

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Task force teases out issues

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10/30/2018

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Clinician Task Force (CTF) has given stakeholders more ammunition in their fight to stop CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

NCART: Share new data with lawmakers

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09/18/2018

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders have another data point to support their efforts to stop CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to components of complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

MAC takes more physical stance on manual wheelchairs

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04/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders fear a Medicare Administrative Contractor is doing an about-face on the home assessment requirement for manual wheelchairs.

Permobil adds power assist to portfolio

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12/27/2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired MAX Mobility, the Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of the SmartDrive power assist device.

MAX Mobility’s most recent release, the SmartDrive MX2+ with PushTracker, works on virtually any manual wheelchair on the market.

Complex rehab stakeholders ‘pick up pace’ for manuals

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07/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders scored a big win when CMS used its authority to stop reimbursement cuts for accessories for complex power wheelchairs, but their job is only half done.

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