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In brief: VGM rolls out bid-related tools, CRT providers report reduced access

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08/17/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released an interactive tool that allows providers to assess what areas CMS has deemed bid, non-rural, rural and non-contiguous.

CRT providers report reduced access, NCART survey finds

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08/17/2018

WASHINGTON – An alarming 65% of complex rehab providers say CMS’s application of bid-related pricing to accessories for complex manual wheelchairs has reduced their ability to provide these products to Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new survey from NCART.

CBO remains hurdle for complex rehab bills

Stakeholders push on with 220-plus visits on Capitol Hill last week
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04/27/2018

WASHINGTON ­– Complex rehab stakeholders have a tough, but not impossible, battle ahead of them to get their legislation passed in Congress this year, lobbyist Amy Cunniffe told the attendees of the National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference on April 25.

UPitt, NCART push for demographic information

‘What if we find out the average age of an ATP is 50 and in 10 years we’re going to have to replace 50% of our workforce, with demand only increasing?’
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04/06/2018

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh and NCART are conducting a short survey to provide definition to the complex rehab technology professional landscape.

Manual accessories: NCART puts new emphasis on access

‘Providers have tried to hold off making changes that will affect access as much as they can, but if relief doesn’t come soon, there are going to be more and more access issues’
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03/23/2018

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders are taking a slightly different tack now that the manual accessories issue wasn’t included in the recent omnibus bill.

NCART, UPitt launch CRT survey

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03/07/2018

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology has partnered with NCART to survey complex rehab professionals.

CRT stakeholders line up strategy

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02/16/2018

WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS have three, ideally two, legislative asks for their National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference, April 25-26.

Complex rehab conference highlights consumers

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01/19/2018

WASHINGTON – This year’s National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference, hosted by NCART and NRRTS, will put consumers front and center like never before.

Consumers throw support behind accessories bill

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09/26/2017

WASHINGTON – The ITEM Coalition and 32 national consumer and clinical organizations have sent a letter to leaders in the House of Representatives, asking them to pass a bill that would halt competitive bidding-related prices for accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

NCART seeks updated financials

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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – A lot has changed in the complex rehab market in the last nearly 10 years—that’s why NCART is looking to update its National CRT Provider Financial Survey.

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