ARLINGTON, Va. – Registration is now open for this year’s National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference, slated for April 26–27 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. This year’s event has been condensed into two days; the conference fee is $199. A key focus of the event is pushing legislationto permanently delay CMS’s plan to apply competitive bidding-derived pricing to accessories for manual and power wheelchairs, and to create a separate benefit for complex rehab. NCART and NRRTS expect to have bills introduced by the event. For more information or to register: www.ncart.us or www.nrrts.org.
WASHINGTON – The chances are good that industry stakeholders and their champions in Congress will be able to stall CMS’s plans to apply competitive bidding-derived pricing to accessories for complex power wheelchairs for another six months.
DENVER – NCART is conducting a national Medicaid survey to gather information on complex rehab policies state by state. Providers who complete the survey will receive a copy of the results, likely in January. To participate, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SurveyCRT. Survey responses must be received by Dec. 2.