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March Edition of NCART News

Each month “NCART News” delivers the latest Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) Medicare and Medicaid updates, advocacy opportunities, and event information all in one place. This month’s edition can be found at: https://conta.cc/3m9NOfR This...

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New Telehealth Legislation Includes Physical and Occupational Therapists

Great legislative news! The “Expanded Telehealth Access Act” (H.R. 2168) has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Mikie Sherill (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV). They were joined in this bipartisan introduction...

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March CRT Industry Webinar

March 17, 2021 Happy St. Patrick’s Day CRT Stakeholders and Friends, Yesterday, another great Complex Rehab Technology Industry Webinar provided timely updates from industry experts on issues impacting access to CRT. Topics included: Congressional...

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NCART Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule

In November 2019 CMS published for “public comment” Proposed Rule CMS-1738-P “Medicare Program; Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Policy Issues and Level II of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding...

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Consumer & Clinician Groups Send Letters to Congress Supporting CRT Legislation

More positive news for access to CRT! This afternoon the ITEM Coalition, a national consumer and clinician focused organization, sent letters to Congress asking for passage of our CRT legislation. The letters were signed by 32 national groups including...

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CRT Provisions Included in Larger Year-End Legislation

December 7, 2018 CRT Advocates and Friends,Great news, two very important CRT provisions have been added to a larger "Medicaid" House bill that was introduced yesterday afternoon. The bill number is H.R. 7217 (short title is the "Improve Act")...

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Top Ways That You Can Stay On Top Of Your Congress Member

Staying in touch with your congressional representative is crucial if you want your voice heard and your views to be known. Finding ways to get a hold of your representative can be tricky because of their busy schedules and all of the other people...

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How an Accessible Playground Improves Your Community

Playgrounds can provide more than just a break from class. They offer the chance to build friendships, develop teamwork, and create joyful memories. At NCART, we believe that every child, no matter their physical restrictions, should have the chance...

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3 Ways to Show Support for Loved Ones with Spina Bifida

This past October was National Spina Bifida Month, recognizing the 1,500 babies born each year with Spina Bifida. The leading neural tube defect in the United States, an estimated 166,000 people are affected with this condition each day. However,...

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How to tell your CRT story to your legislator

If you're lucky enough to attend the 2016 RESNA/NCART Conference, then you might be looking at the possibility of meeting with your legislator. While this may seem intimidating, it can actually be an excellent chance to tell your CRT story. Here are...

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