This site provides information and resources to assist in establishing a Separate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology (CRT). CRT products include medically necessary and individually configured manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, adaptive seating and positioning systems, and other specialized equipment such as standing frames and gait trainers.
A Separate Benefit Category would allow for needed changes in coding, coverage, payment, and supplier standards to improve and protect access for people with disabilities who rely on CRT for their medical and functional needs. Thankfully legislation has been introduced in Congress to create a Separate Benefit Category within the Medicare program. The bills are House Bill H.R. 942 and Senate Bill S. 948, the "Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013".
We hope you find the information and resources on this site helpful in gaining the support of your members of Congress and other policy makers. Should you have questions or require assistance, please contact us. Thanks for your interest and participation!
Legislation has been introduced in Congress (in both the House and Senate) to provide appropriate recognition and coverage of Complex Rehab Technology by creating a Separate Benefit Category within the Medicare program. The bills are H.R. 942 and S. 948, the "Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013". To learn more, download these documents:
The video "Complex Rehab Technology- Essential for health. Essential for life." provides an introduction to Complex Rehab Technology from the perspectives of individuals who rely on it each day for their health and independence, physicians who prescribe it, and consumer organizations that work to protect access. The video also highlights current challenges and changes needed to ensure adequate access.
You need to ask for support!
To pass the “Ensuring Access to Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act” (H.R. 942 and S. 948) we need the support of your Members of Congress.
Click here to send emails requesting that they sign on. There is a suggested email that can be personalized to convey your request. After supplying your home address, the emails will be sent directly to your Members’ offices.
Click here to sign a petition in support of passage of H.R. 942 and S. 948.