Legislation & Public Policy


Congressman Sends Letter About Late Mobility Dealer Payments to VBA

Rep. Ruben Gallego says outstanding invoices are causing hardships for dealers serving disabled veterans.

CRT Awareness Week Brings Advocacy Opportunities

This week's activities will focus on contacting Congress during summer recess.

Support for CRT Manual Wheelchair Protection Keeps Growing

Protecting access to manual chairs and critical components will be a focus of August's CRT Awareness Week.

NCART: CRT Awareness Week to Focus on Making Local Impact

During August recess, complex rehab stakeholders can work with members of Congress at home.

CRT MWC Language Is Included in a Third Bill

Protecting access to complex rehab manual wheelchairs has gained more momentum in the U.S. House.

CRT Manual Wheelchair Bill Gains Momentum in U.S. House

Industry bill to protect access to manual chairs was attached to a larger bill this week.

ITEM Coalition Voices Support for CRT Bills

Organization sends letters about manual wheelchair access and a separate Medicare CRT benefit to Congress.

CMS Announces Prior Authorization Open Door Forum for Support Surfaces

Upcoming conference call will discuss details of the system affecting five HCPCS codes.

CRT Manual Wheelchairs Bill Launched in House of Representatives

H.R. 2293 seeks to exclude complex rehab manual chairs from Medicare's competitive bidding program.

NCART Outlines 2019 Agenda

Priorities include introducing bills for CRT manual wheelchair accessories and a separate CRT benefit category.



CGS Announces Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Medicare contractor to exhibit and present at ISS, plus upcoming Webinars.

Congressional Session Ends Without H.R. 7217 Passage

Medicaid bill that included CRT manual wheelchair accessories provision was in Senate when last Congress ended.

Palmetto GBA to Take Over As PDAC

Transition will take place later this month.

CRT Industry Rallies Support for H.R. 7217

NCART: Vote could come the week of Dec. 10 for bill that contains CRT manual wheelchair accessory provisions.

H.R. 3730 Phone-In Day Planned for Nov. 14

CRT industry gears up for year-end push to support the bill that would protect access to complex rehab manual wheelchair accessories.

CMS Announces Temporary Waiver for Georgia After Hurricane Michael

Medicare waivers could help beneficiaries and providers in the wake of a devastating storm.

ITEM Coalition Sends H.R. 3730 Letter to Congress

Letter urges support for House bill that would permanently exempt complex rehab manual wheelchair accessories from Medicare competitive bidding pricing.

Senate Letter on Non-CBA Relief Finishes with 32 Signatures

Many signers are members of Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare.

Your Member of Congress Is Leaving. What Now?

NCART advice on how to keep CRT discussions going amid changes in D.C.

NCART Seeks Support for Congressional Dear Colleague Letter

Letter by Rep. Johnson and Rep. Latta asks for protection for CRT from competitive bid-derived pricing.

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