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.
CT Medicaid- The Connecticut Department of Social Services has implemented a new Medicaid payment policy effective March 1, 2015 regarding Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) “manually priced codes”. This new policy will result in cuts of 10% or more and severely compromise access to specialized equipment and wheelchair repair services used by people with high level disabilities. If this new policy is not rescinded, these individuals will be hurt and Medicaid costs will increase. To help us protect access, visit our email site to contact CT legislators or download our call to action and share it with others who want to protect access to CRT!
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.