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CMS stuns with stance on accessories

‘Misapplication’ could mean 25% reduction in reimbursement for complex rehab accessories
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02/06/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS has released an FAQ indicating that competitive bid pricing for standard wheelchair accessories will be applied to complex rehab wheelchair accessories as part of a national expansion of the program slated for Jan. 1, 2016.

San Diego provider offers rent to own

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01/23/2015

SAN DIEGO – When provider Erica Sell saw online companies offering rent-to-own home medical equipment, she said to herself, “I can do that.”

Year in review: Capped rentals, repairs, bundling and bungling

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01/23/2015

Though I’ve only held this post for four months, after reviewing this year’s list of top mobility stories, there is one trend that stands out—even to a newbie: Providers are fed up with CMS.  

Complex rehab conference: ‘Let’s push this over the finish line’

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01/23/2015

ARLINGTON, Va. – Change of plans. The National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference has been moved from mid-March to April 21-23. 

PMD claims without G code are suspect, OIG says

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01/23/2015

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) calls into question claims for power mobility devices (PMDs) without corresponding G-code claims in a new report.

Complex rehab document needs work

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01/09/2015

BETHESDA, Md. – The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) recently voted against a motion to ratify a position paper that defines professional practice for complex rehab in occupational therapy (OT).

The reason? Content.

DME MAC launches manual wheelchair review

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12/24/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – So far, few providers in Jurisdiction B seem to be affected by a recent prepayment review for manual wheelchair bases, including adult tilt-in-space models (E1161).

DME MAC launches manual wheelchair prepay probe

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12/22/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Few providers in Jurisdiction B seem to be affected so far by a recent prepayment review for manual wheelchair bases, including the adult tilt-in-space models, coded E1161.

Reporter's notebook: "Don't sit and wait'

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12/22/2014

It seems like every time CMS releases a new policy, another HME provider closes its doors, which is why expanding in this industry can sometimes be an accomplishment in and of itself. 

CRT stakeholders want to be ‘front of line’ in January

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12/19/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are gearing up for the 114th Congress after the last one ended without passing bills in the House of Representatives or the Senate to create a separate benefit for complex rehab.

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