Medicare is making extreme budget cuts effective January 1, 2016 that will adversely affect funding for the wheelchairs we provide to our consumers. Our advocacy groups did not think the cuts were going to happen, but days ago the new Medicare fee schedule came out and the cuts were incorporated.
All wheelchair accessory reimbursement was cut between 30% and 40%. This will make it very difficult for the consumers to get the equipment they require!
We implore you to contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to reverse the serious cuts to this equipment.
Given the consequences and urgency, this legislation must be passed and enacted by December 31, 2015.
Click here to contact your legislators and ask them to pass H.R. 3229 and S. 2196 before the end of the year.