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CRT and accessories: Stakeholders call for immediate action

CRT and accessories: Stakeholders call for immediate action

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders seek signatures for a fast-moving sign-on letter in the House of Representatives to protect access to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs. 

The letter, which asks CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to extend an 18-month pause on competitive bidding pricing for these accessories, closes June 21. 

“Please email the individual who handles health care issues with your representative’s office,” AAHomecare stated in a bulletin. “Please add any perspectives from your work serving CRT wheelchair users.” 

Accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs have been temporarily exempted from bid pricing only until July 1

NCART has provided pre-written emails at The emails ask members to urge CMS leadership to take action before June to stop the cuts and avoid access consequences for people with disabilities who depend on CRT manual wheelchairs. 

The letter is being circulated by Rep. John Larson, D-Conn. 


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