Category: Clinical Rehab Services

Medicare Wheelchair Repairs — Congressional Email and Wheelchair User Survey

NCART Members and Friends, As we have reported, problems continue with Medicare beneficiaries having access to wheelchair repairs. This problem impacts both Competitive Bidding Areas and non-CB areas. In an effort to get needed changes made we have been meeting/communicating with CMS as part of a national Work Group which includes United Spinal Association, the …

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Documenting Direct In-person Involvement of the ATP for CRT

Documenting Direct In-person Involvement of the ATP for CRT   CMS has added the requirement for direct, in-person involvement by an ATP into the Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for a number of complex rehab technology (CRT)items. Specifically the LCDs state that these products must be “provided by a supplier that employs a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology …

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The Cushion Isn’t Always the Culprit

The Cushion Isn’t Always the Culprit   How many times has it happened?  An individual develops skin breakdown on the buttocks or hip and you are called in to provide a different kind of cushion, because, of course, it’s the cushion that is at fault.  Well sometimes this might be true.  Perhaps the cushion is …

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The Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology – What’s Next?

The Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology – What’s Next? By Elizabeth Cole, MSPT, ATP The quest for a Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology continues with steady progress as we gain legislative support. The Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act was re-introduced by Representatives Joe Crowley(D-NY) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) …

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