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Tennessee Legislature Protects Medicaid Beneficiary Access to Specialized Wheelchairs

Posted On: March 19, 2019 by AAHomecare in: Press Releases

                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gordon Barnes, gordonb@aahomecare.org, 202.372.0759 Tennessee House and Senate Unanimously Pass Legislation Establishing a Separate Benefit for Complex Rehab Technology Products Provided Through Medicaid NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2019)—The Tennessee State Legislature has enacted legislation establishing “separate benefit” status for a category of specialized power wheelchairs commonly referred to as Complex Rehab Technology (CRT).  The new legislation, which heads to Governor Bill Lee for his approval, will ensure that CRT products receive separate consideration when state Medicaid authorities are proposing adjustments to reimbursement rates or other regulatory changes.  The Tennessee Senate affirmed the bill, HB 647, by a 30-0 margin on March 11, following a unanimous 94-0 vote by the Tennessee House the previous week. “CRT

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