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Industry ‘ready’ for prior auths

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04/11/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders support CMS’s plans to expand the PMD demo—with a few tweaks.  

“I’m all for it,” said Peggy Walker, billing specialist at VGM. “I’m ready for more prior auths.”

Lawmakers side with industry on capped-rental change

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03/14/2014

WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers has asked CMS to delay the transition of certain complex rehab items to capped-rental status on April 1.

Registration opens for CRT event

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01/28/2014

EAST AMHURST, N.Y. – Registration is open for the 2014 National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference to be held April 29-May 1 in Arlington, Va.

CMS can't ignore input

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01/24/2014

There’s a great deal of activity regarding healthcare policy changes with the goal of providing quality care and services in the most cost-effective manner.

Stakeholders increase outreach for complex rehab bill

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11/19/2013

WASHINGTON – The sponsors of a bill in the Senate to create a separate benefit for complex rehab are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter to ramp up support.

PMD data not clear-cut, stakeholders say

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10/25/2013

WASHINGTON – Spending on power mobility devices in seven states has dropped nearly 50%, from $20 million in September 2012 to $11 million in June 2013, according to a recent CMS update on the PMD demo.

Providers in bid areas see glitch in payments

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10/18/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Some providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas (CBAs) say they’re running into trouble billing for complex rehab accessories.

Stakeholders prep complex rehab bill to pass

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10/11/2013

ORLAND, Fla. – The time between now and Thanksgiving is key to passing a bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab by the end of this year, NCART’s Don Clayback told Medtrade attendees last week.

Behind the scenes

CRT stakeholders off and running with companion bills
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05/17/2013

WASHINGTON – Tenacious efforts by providers, consumers and manufacturers led to last week’s introduction of a bipartisan Senate bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab, stakeholders say.

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