NCART shows and tells for lawmakers

Friday, April 1, 2016

WASHINGTON – NCART is holding a “CRT briefing and Product Expo” on Capitol Hill April 21 to educate lawmakers about complex rehab and get their support for current legislation. The group is hosting the event along with the United Spinal Association and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in coordination with the offices of Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Joe Crowley, D-N.Y. NCART is asking providers to encourage lawmakers to attend the event, which will comprise 20-minute briefings from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. People with disabilities, clinicians, providers, manufacturers and other advocates will be in attendance to provide demonstrations and answer questions. NCART hopes the event will help stakeholders increase support for bills in the House of Representatives and the Senate that would prevent competitive bidding pricing from being applied to accessories for complex manual and power wheelchairs, and would create a separate benefit for complex rehab products.