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CRT conference registration opens

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01/17/2019

ARLINGTON, Va. – Registration is now open for the 2019 National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference, scheduled for May 1-2 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.

Accessories relief fails to clear Senate

Stakeholders will build on progress they made in 2018, work with champions to develop plans for 2019
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01/04/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have moved on to Plan B to stop competitive bidding pricing for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

House passes bill with accessories language

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12/11/2018

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon handily passed a bill with language that requires CMS to stop applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs for 18 months, starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Headed for a vote: Medicaid bill that includes accessories language

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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – December may, once again, turn out to be a lucky month for complex rehab stakeholders.

In brief: VGM rolls out bid-related tools, CRT providers report reduced access

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08/17/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released an interactive tool that allows providers to assess what areas CMS has deemed bid, non-rural, rural and non-contiguous.

CRT providers report reduced access, NCART survey finds

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08/17/2018

WASHINGTON – An alarming 65% of complex rehab providers say CMS’s application of bid-related pricing to accessories for complex manual wheelchairs has reduced their ability to provide these products to Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new survey from NCART.

CBO remains hurdle for complex rehab bills

Stakeholders push on with 220-plus visits on Capitol Hill last week
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04/27/2018

WASHINGTON ­– Complex rehab stakeholders have a tough, but not impossible, battle ahead of them to get their legislation passed in Congress this year, lobbyist Amy Cunniffe told the attendees of the National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference on April 25.

UPitt, NCART push for demographic information

‘What if we find out the average age of an ATP is 50 and in 10 years we’re going to have to replace 50% of our workforce, with demand only increasing?’
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04/06/2018

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh and NCART are conducting a short survey to provide definition to the complex rehab technology professional landscape.

Manual accessories: NCART puts new emphasis on access

‘Providers have tried to hold off making changes that will affect access as much as they can, but if relief doesn’t come soon, there are going to be more and more access issues’
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03/23/2018

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders are taking a slightly different tack now that the manual accessories issue wasn’t included in the recent omnibus bill.

NCART, UPitt launch CRT survey

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03/07/2018

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology has partnered with NCART to survey complex rehab professionals.

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