State Issues Impacting Complex Rehab Technology
The Role of the State in Complex Rehab Technology
Local coverage and funding plays a key role in the availability and provision of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products and supporting services. NCART provides a variety of assistance and tools to assist with working with State programs as they relate to Complex Rehab Technology and the people who benefit from those services.
NCART Provides Strategic Assistance on the State Level
NCART offers strategic advice and assistance on state issues relating to the coverage and funding of complex rehab technology. When a significant issue regarding CRT is identified within a state, NCART's Committee will convene and assist suppliersand manufacturers in reviewing the problem and identifying potential avenues for resolution and related resources. There are a number of helpful materials on our educational materials page, or you can contact us to access NCART assistance. To see what where we've been working recently, see below for details.
IL Medicaid- The Illinois Department of Health and Family Services has implemented multiple unexpected cuts including (1) an unannounced April change in the CRT payment methodology and (2) a just announced May 1st across-the-board payment cut of 16.75%. If nothing is done to reverse these major cuts, the drop in access will significantly compromise the health and independence of Illinois Medicaid participants with significant disabilities and increase the cost for medical care and hospitalization. For more information, download and share our Call to Action. Then, call the Department of Health and Family Services and email IL state legislators to explain the issue and request needed actions.
Helpful Medicaid Links
NCART offers other links to Medicaid policies and fee schedules that are searchable by state below:
The Kaiser Family Foundation maintains an informative website relating to Medicaid programs. In addition, Kaiser maintains a Medicaid Benefits On-Line Database for Medical Equipment and Supplies.