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Prior authorizations for mobility devices spreads to South Dakota


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota has joined the prior authorization bandwagon, but there’s a wrinkle.

All eyes on House bill for manual accessories


WASHINGTON – With the clock ticking on 2017, stakeholders have zeroed in on increasing the number of co-sponsors for a bill in the House of Representatives that would protect accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

Complex rehab stakeholders ‘pick up pace’ for manuals


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.

Seat elevation: Users rally around improved technology

Stakeholders say they’re committed to working with Medicare to get it covered

WASHINGTON – There was important work to do to protect accessories during the recent National CRT Conference, but the talk of the town may have been seat elevation technology.

Urgency grows for complex rehab accessories


WASHINGTON – With July 1 looming, complex rehab technology stakeholders are asking everyone to step up efforts to get lawmakers to sign onto H.R. 1361 and S.

Complex rehab stakeholders make their case

The big question: What will get done by an ‘overwhelmed’ Congress?

ARLINGTON, Va. – The amount of work that needs to get done in Congress this year may be a double-edged sword for complex rehab stakeholders, lobbyists say.

Stakeholders chase legislative fix for accessories

‘This is definitely on their radar screens,’ says NCART’s Don Clayback of Congress

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.

Stakeholders streamline complex rehab fly-in

‘We feel that with the constraints we’re working under, a condensed version will be easier for folks,’ says Don Clayback

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – NCART and NRRTS are shaking up their annual fly-in to Washington, D.C., to accommodate complex rehab providers who are strapped for time and cash.

NCART seeks more survey responses


WASHINGTON – The good news is, NCART has received responses from 22 states for its National CRT Medicaid Survey.

Complex rehab accessories: Stakeholders line up for permanent fix in 2017


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.