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.
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.
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.
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.
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.