HR 3730, recently introduced in Congress by Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and John Larson (D-Conn), aims to exempt accessories for manual CRT wheelchairs from bidding-derived pricing.
If passed, the bipartisan bill—sponsored by 23 Democrats and 19 Republicans—would complement earlier CMS action that exempts accessories for group 3 power wheelchairs from bidding-derived pricing.
“The determined advocacy of Congressmen Zeldin and Larson for maintaining patient access to accessories for CRT wheelchairs has played a major role in raising the visibility of this issue and paved the way for the much-needed regulatory action on power CRT accessories in June,” says Tom Ryan, president & CEO of the American Association for Homecare, in a media release. “Individuals with profound disabilities who depend on CRT products owe them a debt of gratitude for their determined efforts on their behalf.”
“AAHomecare looks forward to working with mobility providers, patient groups, and other stakeholders to build support for this legislation and ensure that the full range of CRT accessories remains available to patients and their caregivers,” Ryan adds.
[Source: American Association for Homecare]