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IC26: Rehab on the Ropes: Round 2 of the CMS Competitive Bid Program

When The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded contracts for the second round of competitive bidding in 2016, none of the large national rehabilitation technology suppliers in the Chicago area were included. In the wake of this change, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Wheelchair and Seating Clinic was challenged with how to continue to best serve Medicare beneficiaries who required mobility equipment included in the contracts. This session will examine the RIC experience during the transition to working with the new competitive bid recipients. It will include an outline of the mobility equipment included in the contracts, the supplier obligations, mobility characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries impacted, and the systems change incorporated at RIC.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

Deborah L. Pucci, PT, MPT
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Deborah Pucci is a physical therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where she has worked since 1999. Currently she splits her time between treating both inpatients and outpatients in the Wheelchair and Seating Center and serving as a research study coordinator for the spinal cord injury program. She has presented both nationally and internationally on topic in seating and mobility as well as rehabilitation for individuals with spinal cord injury.

Jessica Presperin Pedersen, OTR/L, ATP
Rehab Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Jessica works as a researcher at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago soon to be called the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.  Jessica recently earned her doctorate in OT from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  She provides wheelchair and seating services at an RIC off-site and has a private practice where she provides seating consultations and presentations for pre-service and post- service continuing education as well as product development.

 

References:

    1. Pedersen, J. P., Harmon, D., & Kirschner, K. L. (2014). Is an Appropriate Wheelchair Becoming out of Reach? PM&R, 6(7), 643-649.
    2. Reis, J. P., Ballerini, K., O'farrell, S., Jasch, C., Boninger, M., Duerden, M., & Kirschner, K. L. (2014). Is an Appropriate Wheelchair Becoming Out of Reach? - Part 2. PM&R, 6(10), 934-944.
    3. Song, Z., Cutler, D. M., & Chernew, M. E. (2012, August 01). Potential Consequences of Reforming Medicare Into a Competitive Bidding System. Jama, 308(5), 459-460.



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