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Action Needed Today! Please Reach Out To Your Representative Asking To Sign On To The CRT Manual Accessories Letter

Please reach out to your member of Congress today asking them to sign the letter to CMS asking to extend the manual wheelchair accessories exemption from the competitive bidding program. 

Legislative provisions exempting manual CRT accessories from competitive bidding-derived pricing are set to expire on June 30, 2021. Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) is circulating a Congressional sign-on letter asking CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks‐LaSure to extend that exemption. 

In 2017, legislation passed omitting power wheelchair accessories from CMS’s competitive bid program. But manual wheelchair accessories not included in this legislation and remained in the competitive bid program. 

To address this gap, in December of 2019, Congress passed language from H.R. 1865 to make clear the intent was for both power and manual wheelchair accessories to be treated the same. The legislation included a provision suspending CMS’s application of Medicare’s competitive bid program pricing until June 30, 2021, allowing time for CMS to take the same permanent action.  

The letter closes tomorrow, Friday, June 18. Please act today! You can easily send this message to your member of Congress by clicking on this link