Monthly Archives: September 2015

Spinalpedia is looking….for you!

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Are you injured and have time to volunteer? And do you like making videos that show the world what life with a spinal cord injury is really like? If so, we’re seeking official Spinalpedia Video Makers for our new site launching the end of this year – a great opportunity to get noticed online and to help the SCI community! If interested, message us at info@spinalpedia.com!

Stop Proposed Cuts to Medicare/Medicaid Before Jan. 1st, 2016!

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Do you use a wheelchair and are on Medicare or Medicaid? Coming January 1st, 2016 a major change is looming and WILL affect how often you can receive repairs on your wheelchair (as well as any other complex medical equipment you own).

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced they will apply Competitive Bid Pricing (CBP) to Complex Rehab wheelchair accessories starting next year. This violates the true intent of past Congressional legislation and would inappropriately reduce payment rates for 171 product codes from 20% to over 40%.

Bill H.R. 3229, proposed by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) will stop this by providing a technical correction to clarify that that Medicare competitive bidding pricing to accessories cannot be applied to complex rehab wheelchairs.

To make this bill a reality and to stop the proposed cuts, please EMAIL and CALL your House Representative to get them to support the bill. To learn how to do this successfully, visit this link: http://cqrcengage.com/access2crt/HR3229