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Permobil Government Affairs: Quarterly Newsletter – June 2017

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Permobil Government Affairs: Quarterly Newsletter – June 2017 CRT SUCCESS! As many of you are aware, on the afternoon of June 23, the Administration put out a no-tice that reversed the impending cuts to CRT accessories for Group 3 and higher power wheelchairs. This decision is a permanent fix and will not require additional delay…

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Permobil Government Affairs: Quarterly Newsletter – March 2017

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Permobil Government Affairs: Quarterly Newsletter – March 2017 OBAMACARE REPEAL After many fireworks, political horse trading between coalitions and several delayed votes, it looks like ObamaCare is here to stay for now. As I know many of you are well aware, there were proposed changes within the final product that concerned many in our industry…

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Permobil Government Affairs: Quarterly Newsletter – December 2016

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Permobil Government Affairs: Quarterly Newsletter – December 2016 CRT ACCESSORIES CUTS DELAYED! On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. This piece of legislation was passed with over-whelming bipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate and contained another 6 month delay of the CRT accessories cuts we have…

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Permobil Government Relations: Quarterly Newsletter – September 2016

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Permobil Government Relations: Quarterly Newsletter – September 2016 CONGRESSIONAL VISITS It has been a very busy summer for the Government Affairs Team between visits in Washington, D.C. and also in the districts. Over the past several months, we have received a lot of attention and sup-port from our congressional delegations in all three states where…

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Permobil Government Affairs: Quarterly Newsletter – June 2016

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Permobil Government Affairs: Quarterly Newsletter – June 2016 GAO REPORT RELEASED On June 1, the Government Accounta-bility Office (GAO) released their report on CRT Accessories required by the PAMPA legislation passed at the end of last year. Although it did not contain specific policy recommendations, the data examined supports our message to Congress that CRT…

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PECOS—It Ain’t Just a River in Texas!

“PECOS” has been talked about for many years in the U.S. Healthcare Industry.  It’s a very serious issue for any health care provider in the U.S., but I am sure many have no idea what it means or how it applies to them, their businesses or referral sources and prescribers.

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CMS’ Form C Limitations Make Access to Quality Goods

The publicized mantra for Medicare Part B’s competitive bidding program has been to reduce expenditures while maintaining quality and ensuring beneficiary access to the goods and services that they need. One of the frequently raised questions regarding this is: How will CMS ensure that beneficiaries will have access to the goods they need; and, how…

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Will Paul Revere Show Up In Time?

Years ago I started my professional career as a history teacher. This passion for history certainly has a significant impact on how I view things. I’m experiencing one of those moments right now regarding competitive bidding… and my mind is being drawn to Paul Revere and the beginning of the Revolutionary War. In early 1775…

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Dirty Politics, the solution to the economic downturn

You know, I think that I’ve figured out the most effective way to stimulate the economy (short of going to war). All you need to do is schedule a national election and create some initial interest and controversy with sound bites like “this election may produce a major shift in power! or A new, extremist group is gaining momentum that will threaten (or save, depending on your persuasion) our way of life!”

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