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American Association of People With Disabilities and Consumer Advocates Strongly Oppose Medicare Wheelchair Policy That Will Harm Medicare Beneficiaries
Date:12/22/2011

ndate to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse within the power mobility device benefit."

AAPD joins the United Spinal Association and a growing list of consumer advocates that are strongly opposing the three-year, prepayment review demonstration project.   In addition, last week a bipartisan group of 22 Members of Congress also wrote a letter asking CMS to halt the project.  

In his letter, Perriello noted that AAPD has considerable clout in fighting on behalf of people living with disabilities, saying it is the nation's largest nonprofit cross-disability member organization and that it works with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, and other statues that impact people living with disabilities and their families.

Furthermore, Perriello cited the important role that mobility assistance plays in the lives of people with limited mobility, saying, "People with physical disabilities or chronic, debilitating medical conditions often need a power wheelchair to maintain their independence and participate in the life of the nation."

Under the CMS project, Perriello said, "Medicare beneficiaries bear the burden of uncertainty or denied their mobility independence as a result of it as a prepayment review occurs AFTER the physician-prescribed equipment is provided. In other words, the physician does an evaluation of their patient, writes a prescription for the medical care s/he deems appropriate, such as the provision of a power wheelchair, and the DME [durable medical equipment] supplier provides it."

Once the claim is submitted, Perriello said, "it is our understanding that CMS will then send a letter to the DME supplier asking for all of the documentation that supports the need for the device. They will then review
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