NCART plans D.C. rehab fair

Sunday, January 9, 2005

January 10, 2005

WASHINGTON - The National Coalition for Assistive Rehab Technology has scheduled a congressional fly-in and technology fair for Feb. 14-15 to convince lawmakers that custom rehab should not be part of a Medicare competitive bidding program.
Providers who attend will escort their representatives to the fair, where they will be turned over to clinicians who will show the reps high-end products and describe the process of fitting a client for the appropriate chair.
“When I go up and talk to people on the Hill and try to explain that high-end rehab is different than traditional DME because we have such a large service component, it’s difficult for some people to visualize,” said NCART Executive Director Sharon Hildebrandt. “We want to show them so they can understand.”