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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.

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.

Seat elevation: Users rally around improved technology

Stakeholders say they’re committed to working with Medicare to get it covered
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06/02/2017

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.

Managed care big topic at rehab conference

‘We had 16 speakers from 14 individual MCOs,’ says Sandy Cormier
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05/23/2017

PLANO, Texas – If you’re an independent rehab provider in a state as big as Texas, you need to get together with your colleagues from across the state, on occasion, to keep from getting overwhelmed.

AAH marries rehab and retail

‘It’s time to get serious’ about cash, says provider Nancy Froslie
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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – As changes in federal and state reimbursement structures continue to squeeze their revenue streams, complex rehab and mobility providers of all shapes and sizes are increasingly trying to diversify their product lines and customer profiles.

NSM debuts in Washington state

Also launches first home solutions location in Ohio
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05/16/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility announced two acquisitions on May 12, including its first in Washington state.

Complex rehab stakeholders make their case

The big question: What will get done by an ‘overwhelmed’ Congress?
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04/28/2017

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.

Prior auth update: No involvement from ATP trips some providers

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04/28/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS gave insight into how providers are doing with a new prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes during the third in a series of Special Open Door Forums on April 25.

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