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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.

Five key business imperatives

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02/24/2017

A big goal of Numotion’s annual conference is aligning its team of ATPs and branch managers to the company’s “five key business imperatives,” says CEO Mike Swinford.

Here, Swinford gives an update on some of those imperatives.

Numotion rallies around its wheelchair customers

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02/24/2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – The management at Numotion energized and engaged about 650 of its ATPs and branch managers at its annual conference at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in January.

CMS limits K0108 for manual wheelchairs

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02/10/2017

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.

Reps. Crowley, Sensenbrenner introduce separate benefit bill for complex rehab

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02/03/2017

WASHINGTON – Reps. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., have introduced a bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.

Take home mods by the reins

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01/27/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Look for an amped up presence from The VGM Group’s Accessible Home Improvement of America in 2017.

NRRTS shakes up education: Read article, earn CEUs

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01/27/2017

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS is giving its registrants one more way to stay up to date on their education.

Stakeholders await instructions on PA process

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01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – The cancellation of a Jan. 26 Special Open Door Forum on the upcoming prior authorization process for two complex rehab codes means industry stakeholders will have to wait longer to get their concerns and questions addressed.

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