Legislation & Public Policy


WHO Database: 2 of 3 People Aged 60 & Older Need Assistive Technology

New database examines availability of assistive technology, as well as government support for it.

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Editor's Note

Desperate Measures

CMS: Comment Period for Power Seat Elevation & Standing Will Open by August

Complex Rehab advocates have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reconsider its funding policies.

Congressional Virtual Fly-In Scheduled for Sept. 14

The NCART and NRRTS event gives industry advocates the opportunity to meet with legislators and staff.

Telehealth Update: Pandemic PHE Extended Again

Industry efforts continue to obtain permanent telehealth options for seating clinicians.

DOT Invites Public Comments on Airplane Restroom Proposed Rule

Policy change would mandate accessible lavatories for single-aisle aircraft.

PVA Responds to VA Recommendation to Close/Consolidate Some SCI/D Centers

Paralyzed Veterans of America expresses concern over potential reduction in care and service for veterans with spinal cord injury.

DOT to Hold Virtual Meeting on Air Travel with Wheelchairs

Department of Transportation is asking for input on travel challenges.

NCART: Support Legislation to Adjust Medicare HME Reimbursement

Suppliers have faced rising business costs throughout the ongoing pandemic.

Mobility Management Podcast: NCART Updates 2022 Priorities

New interview with Don Clayback and Mickae Lee covers unfinished business and goals for 2022.



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NCART: "Increased Expenses Will Continue"

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting funding and the costs of doing business.

NCART: Ask Congress to Stop Upcoming Medicare Cuts

Medicare funding cuts are scheduled to go into effect next year.

Mark Schmeler: New “Participatory” Survey Seeks Input from All Wheelchair Stakeholders

Research project is examining many current factors, including policy, funding, and wheelchair provision.

NCART Position Paper: Make CRT Telehealth Option Permanent

Position paper addresses the future of telehealth option for seating and mobility OTs and PTs working with Medicare beneficiaries.

New Survey: Does Wheelchair Policy Align with Needs of Consumers, Funding Sources & Providers?

University of Pittsburgh survey is part of a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project.

Unite4CRT Announces Creation of Focus Groups

First focus group is targeting Medicare's controversial "in the home" coverage rule.

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Words Matter

How the Language that CRT Uses Impacts Policy & Funding

How everyday vocabulary can impact funding and access to CRT.

Zoom call of CRT Virtual Fly-In

Editor's Note

All Together Now

Commentary

All Together Now

Here's what the CRT Awareness Week's Virtual Fly-In was like.

Mobility Management Podcast