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Prior auths become law of land for two complex rehab codes

Process for K0856, K0861 began in four states in March
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07/07/2017

WASHINGTON – HME providers in all states must begin submitting prior authorization requests for two complex rehab codes starting July 17, CMS officials confirmed during a Special Open Door Forum on July 6.

Group sets off movement for home modifications

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07/07/2017

WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives that would give seniors a $30,000 tax credit for modifying their homes to help them age in place now has some firepower behind it.

Q&A: RespectAbility’s Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

‘The right equipment can help people achieve independence’
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06/26/2017

WASHINGTON – This summer, RespectAbility, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, will mentor 12 young leaders from around the country who want to advance disability issues and who want careers in media, public policy and advocacy.

Seat elevation study ramps up

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06/26/2017

EXETER, Pa. – A study to examine how seat elevation technology can improve the everyday lives of wheelchair users is off the ground.

Z diagnosis codes are in

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06/26/2017

The DME MACs have agreed to add several ICD-10 Z diagnosis codes to applicable sections of the Wheelchair Seating LCD.

Back in business

‘As a cash product that can also be rented, it’s a good way for companies to generate revenue, which kind of makes it the Holy Grail’
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06/26/2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – How do you go from working in a pumpkin patch to selling a “re-invented” crutch?

CMS comes through on wheelchair accessories

‘We have a little extra bounce in our steps’
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06/23/2017

WASHINGTON – With only days to spare, stakeholders have succeeded in getting CMS to refrain from cutting reimbursement for accessories for complex rehab power wheelchairs.

NSM sees ‘steady growth’ in home accessibility

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06/23/2017

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility launched its home accessibility business in 2015 and thanks to its recent acquisition of Columbus Medical Equipment in Columbus, Ohio, it now has 14 AcccessNSM locations in 12 states.

NRRTS backs users on Capitol Hill

‘We saw this as an opportunity to show our cohesiveness’
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06/16/2017

WASHINGTON ­­– When wheelchair users rolled onto Capitol Hill last week to advocate for a number of issues, they had official support from NRRTS for the first time.

Ahead of expansion, PA process runs smoothly

Providers report reasonable turnaround times, decent affirmation rates
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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS plans to expand a prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes nationwide on July 17 and the agency, for the most part, has the blessing of industry stakeholders.

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