2017-09-13, Medicare Policy Change; Impact on Access to Complex Rehab Technology 09.13.17

  • Price: $40.00
  • Quantity:
Rita Stanley will present. This course will review complex rehab technology coding and coverage changes that have occurred over the last 5 years. Specifically, the course will cover CRT mobility, wheelchair seating, and wheelchair options and accessories. The course will analyze the impact these changes have had on access, identify any policy making trends and discuss recent changes or on-going initiatives to bring about needed change. This course will offer an opportunity for participants to discuss news ways to think and address CRT provision and the tools available to promote appropriate access.

Learning Outcomes:
The participant will be able to describe at least 3 key policy changes that have occurred over the last 5 years.
The participant will be able to distinguish the key elements of regulatory implementation (Coding, Coverage and Payment)
The participant will be able to identify an appropriate strategy for changing regulations.

Ms. Stanley is Vice President of Government Relations for Sunrise Medical, a global manufacturer of complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) and Chair of the Regulatory Committee of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART). In both roles, Ms. Stanley is involved in efforts to ensure ongoing access to CRT. This requires in-depth knowledge of regulatory processes related to coding, coverage and payment for durable medical equipment (DME) for which CRT is included. As chair of NCART’s regulatory committee, she has been involved in efforts to obtain exemptions for CRT from competitive bidding; she has lead numerous coding efforts related to CRT. She has chaired groups focused on modifying pricing methodologies, the HCPCS coding process and coverage of CRT items. Ms. Stanley is a NRRTS Fellow recognized by the assistive technology community for her regulatory expertise and efforts to ensure appropriate access to technology for people with disabilities.