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Word of mouth pays off for Avid

Merits Health Products builds separate facility for complex rehab division
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03/27/2017

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Since the release of the Vector at the beginning of October, business for Avid Rehab’s first entry into the complex power wheelchair market has been strong.

The Access Strength ensures fitness for all

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03/27/2017

The Access Strength is making it easier than ever for wheelchair users and those with disabilities to pump iron.

UPitt targets consumer input

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03/27/2017

PITTSBURGH – If there’s one group of HME consumers that has an ongoing interest in incorporating new technology into their routines, it’s wheelchair users.

Task force pushes curriculum

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03/27/2017

The Clinician Task Force provided “a taste” of its entry-level seating and wheeled mobility curriculum for academic programs at an American Physical Therapy Association meeting in mid-February.

Prior authorization: CMS clarifies stance on accessories

Agency also agrees to change delivery timeframe
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03/22/2017

WASHINGTON – During a second Special Open Door on March 21, CMS officials gave examples of what accessories are covered under a new prior authorization process for K0856 and K0861 power wheelchairs.

Accessories remain gray area for prior authorization process

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03/17/2017

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.

It’s a bumpy start for prior authorizations

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03/10/2017

WASHINGTON – CGS and Noridian have begun accepting prior authorization requests for K0856 and K0861, but complex rehab providers say they still don’t have all the information they need to comply with the program.

Stakeholders chase legislative fix for accessories

‘This is definitely on their radar screens,’ says NCART’s Don Clayback of Congress
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03/10/2017

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.

CMS schedules call for PA process

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03/10/2017

WASHINGTON – After two cancellations, CMS has scheduled a Special Open Door Forum to discuss the prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes.

Bills introduced to protect accessories

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03/03/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry champions in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced bills to permanently stave off Medicare’s plans to apply competitive bidding-influenced prices to accessories for complex wheelchairs.

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