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Protect My Mobility

Congress is currently considering legislation that would protect access to Complex Rehab Technology for people with significant disabilties (you can read more about those bills below).  We've prepared emails and talking points that you can use to ask your Members of Congress to get this legislation passed. To send your message to Congress, follow the instructions below.
 

Issue #1- Protect CRT Manual Wheelchair AccessoriesPass H.R. 3730 & S. 486

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives (bill number H.R. 3730) and in the Senate (bill number S. 486) to stop CMS' application of Medicare Competitive Bid pricing to accessories used with CRT manual wheelchairs. Passage of this bill will allow people with significant disabilities who use CRT manual wheelchairs to have the same access to critical wheelchair components (accessories) as those using CRT power wheelchairs. 

Use the link below, enter your address to determine your congressional district, and follow the instructions provided to ask your Representative to contact the Chairman and Ranking Member of both the Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees to push for passage of H.R. 3730 before year-end. 

 

    

Additional Resources:
2017-2018 Cosponsors
Position Paper
Consumer/Clinician Letter of Support

H.R. 3730 Legislative Text

 

What is Complex Rehab Technology (CRT)?

People with significant disabilities depend on individually-configured manual and power wheelchairs, custom seating and positioning systems, and other adaptive equipment such as gait trainers and standing devices to maximize their independence and address their medical needs. These items are collectively referred to as Complex Rehab Technology (CRT). In recent years, access to these individually-configured products and their supporting services has been threatened by various reimbursement cuts and policy changes.  Advocates continue to diligently work alongside Congress to introduce legislation that would provide permanent protection for CRT moving forward.