NCART produces educational rehab video

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

WASHINGTON -- The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) has created an educational video that demonstrates how patients are fitted for custom rehab and assistive technology. The DVD is intended to help combat reimbursement cuts by educating payers, lawmakers and beneficiaries to the expensive, labor-intensive nature of custom rehab, said NCART Executive Director Sharon Hildebrandt. The 15-minute video focuses on Matt, a 25-year-old quadriplegic, and goes through the process of obtaining a power wheelchair (evaluation, fitting, ordering, ongoing maintenance and service). A first copy of the video is free to NCART members, with subsequent copies costing $10. For non-members, the video costs $75.