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. Current issues are organized by state below.
CA- The 10% Medi-Cal Cut to Specialized Wheelchairs Must be Rescinded
The 10% Medi-Cal cut is threatening the already fragile state of access to CRT and supporting services in California. A drop in access will significantly compromise the health and independence of Medi-Cal participants and increase the cost for medical care and hospitalization. Get more information and email your legislators today!
OK- Medicaid Cuts to Specialized Wheelchairs Must be Rescinded
Oklahoma CRT Suppliers already absorbed a 3.25% cut in 2010. By October 2014, the same suppliers will have been subjected to an excess of 20% in payment reductions. If nothing is done to rescind these cuts, drastic reductions will be necessary. Get more information and email your legislators today!
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 suppliers 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.
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.