Congressional Virtual Fly-In Scheduled for Sept. 14
- By Laurie Watanabe
- May 02, 2022
NCART and NRRTS have announced the timing for this year’s Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-In, during which industry stakeholders can discuss Complex Rehab Technology policy issues with Members of Congress and their staffs.
The 2022 Fly-In will be held Sept. 14 and will once again be an all-virtual event, with participants meeting via videoconference.
“This annual CRT-focused advocacy event keeps the CRT community connected with Capitol Hill and creates an opportunity to talk with Congress about ongoing issues that are impacting access,” NCART said in an April 28 announcement. “We will be holding the Fly-In virtually and are excited that advocates will be able to deliver important messages to their Members without leaving their homes or offices.”
NCART added that additional information, including how to register, would be announced soon.
Last year’s Fly-in, held virtually in September as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, featured more than 220 Zoom meetings, comparable to the number of meetings usually held during in-person Fly-Ins on Capitol Hill.
Talking points for 2021 included expediting a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services review of coverage for power seat elevation and standing devices; including occupational and physical therapists to the list of healthcare practitioners permanently approved to perform telehealth visits; and providing additional financial support for CRT manufacturers and providers hit hard by a number of pandemic business challenges.
NCART’s announcement was a “save the date” bulletin, with more information on registration and scheduling coming soon.
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.