WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 29, 2105)—President Obama signed The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (S. 2425) into law yesterday.

The bill, which was quickly passed through Congress using a rare "hot-line" procedure in the Senate, and then by unanimous consent in the House on December 18, includes a one year delay on the application of Medicare competitive bid pricing to complex rehab technology (CRT) accessories used with Group 3 power wheelchairs.

AAHomecare will continue to advocate for legislation to provide a permanent fix that reaffirms the original Congressional intent to keep CRT accessories outside the purview of the bidding program; H.R. 3229 currently shows 83 co-sponsors, while its Senate companion, S. 2196 has 16 co-sponsors.

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