September 25, 2020

CRT Advocates and Friends,

Good news on this Friday! A total of 41 members of the House of Representatives signed on to the Congressional CRT letter being led by Reps. John Larson (D-CT) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY). The collective group of signers shows solid bipartisan support.

The letter urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make the needed policy change to permanently stop applying Competitively Bid payment rates to "accessories" used with Complex Rehab Manual Wheelchairs. The final list of signers can be viewed here.

Our sincere thanks goes to Reps. Larson and Zeldin for their continued leadership in protecting access to CRT for people with disabilities and to their 39 colleagues. We also thank all the organizations and individuals who reached out to their Representatives asking them to add their signatures. If your Representative signed on, please thank them and give them a plug through social media.

The letter will now be delivered to CMS for action. We'll be following up with Congressional Committee staff and staff at CMS to continue the positive momentum toward the needed policy change.

More updates will be provided as we move ahead. Have a great weekend!


Don Clayback
Executive Director | NCART
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