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CMS limits K0108 for manual wheelchairs

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02/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has taken away a Medicare beneficiary’s “right to choose,” now that providers aren’t allowed to use K0108 for titanium or heavy duty upgrades for manual wheelchairs, industry stakeholders say.

Reps. Crowley, Sensenbrenner introduce separate benefit bill for complex rehab

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., have introduced a bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.

Take home mods by the reins

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01/27/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Look for an amped up presence from The VGM Group’s Accessible Home Improvement of America in 2017.Jim Greatorex, formerly of VGM’s Retail Services division and before that the owner of an HME company that worked with local contractors on home modificatio

NRRTS shakes up education: Read article, earn CEUs

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01/27/2017

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS is giving its registrants one more way to stay up to date on their education.

Stakeholders await instructions on PA process

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – The cancellation of a Jan. 26 Special Open Door Forum on the upcoming prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes means industry stakeholders will have to wait longer to get their concerns and questions addressed.

NCART fights for separate billing

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – NCART has formed a work group and developed an issue paper in response to CMS’s decision not to allow separate billing for titanium wheelchair frames and heavy duty upgrades.

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
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01/13/2017

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.

U.S. Rehab leverages outcomes tool to score big contract

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01/13/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab has secured a Humana contract for its members for complex rehab and mobility products and services at higher reimbursement rates.

NRRTS promotes political activism

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01/06/2017

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, giving the organization and its registrants a morale boost in a year that it hopes to settle the score on an important complex rehab-related issue.

Special Needs Group certifies 3,000 travel professionals

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01/03/2017

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Special Needs Group, a provider of scooter and wheelchair rentals around the globe, in November celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Certified Accessible Travel Advocate Program.

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