Government Relations

Help Stop Cuts to CRT Wheelchair Accessories

The KU modifier was established to allow reimbursement from the UNADJUSTED fee schedule for accessories used on Group 3 power bases for dates of service Jan. 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Yes, I said June 30, 2017, and as of today the KU will be eliminated come July 1, 2017. What this means to you is the reimbursement rate for a Group 3 multiple power accessories will be reduced by approximately $1,500 per claim.

Contact your congressional representatives, and ask them to sign on to H.R. 1361/S. 486, which will extend the protection of accessories used on Group 3 bases from the competitive bid ADJUSTED fee schedule. Don’t take NO for an answer! Explain that if this is not passed, many of THEIR CONSTITUENTS will NO longer have access to medically necessary complex rehab equipment. See who has signed on. Visit the VGM Government Relations website to send letters to your representatives to ask them to sign onto the bills.

Providers of CRT will be at greater risk of facing cuts, therefore harming the well-being of consumers with disabilities.

This bill must be passed by Saturday, June 30th, 2017, and we need your help to urge your representatives to sign on. To contact your local congress member, please follow this link

Resources

CRT Wheelchair Accessories Overview

Letter to Secretary Price

Coalition Letter

GAO Report Validates Need for Passage

Medicare Data Identifies 30% to 40% Nationwide Drop in CRT Providers

Co-sponsors of CRT Accessories Bill at 5-18-17 Compared to Last Session

Providing Solutions for Complex Rehab Providers