Welcome to the website of NCART, the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology. We are an association of suppliers and manufacturers of complex rehab technology (CRT) products and services that are used by individuals with significant disabilities and medical conditions. Our mission centers around working to ensure that federal, state and private coverage and reimbursement policies allow for these individuals to have appropriate access to these products and services.
Under "What’s On Our Site" you'll find an introduction to the various areas on our website. We hope you find these areas informative. If we can provide additional information or assistance please contact us.
Legislation has been introduced in Congress and Senate to provide appropriate recognition and coverage of Complex Rehab Technology by creating a Separate Benefit Category within the Medicare program. The bills are H.R. 942 and S. 948, the "Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013". To learn more, download these documents:
The video "Complex Rehab Technology- Essential for health. Essential for life." provides an introduction to Complex Rehab Technology from the perspectives of individuals who rely on it each day for their health and independence, physicians who prescribe it, and consumer organizations that work to protect access. The video also highlights current challenges and changes needed to ensure adequate access.
This area highlights NCART's mission and focus. You'll also find the names and contacts for our leadership group along with an archive of press releases.
Here you will find the positions that NCART has taken on important legislative and regulatory matters along with related background information and actions needed.
Strategic assistance, news, tools, links, and a discussion forum are available to help with coverage and reimbursement issues with State Medicaid programs.
To help tell the Complex Rehab Technology story we've assembled a variety of documents, studies, and presentations to be used in the educational process.
If you are a policy maker, visit here for an overview of Complex Rehab Technology and links to other information regarding the products, services, and people involved.
Check here to find information on joining NCART, membership applications, and a list of current members with locations and contact details.
|16-May-2013||Senators Schumer and Cochran Introduce Companion Bill S. 948||(-- Select a state --)|
|24-Apr-2013||Washington State CRT Legislation Passed||(-- Select a state --)|
|16-Mar-2013||Crowley and Sensenbrenner Announce Legislation for CRT||(-- Select a state --)|
|06-Mar-2013||CRT Bill Reintroduced- H.R. 942||(-- Select a state --)|
|01-Feb-2013||Separate Benefit Category Update - 2/1/2013||(-- Select a state --)|
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