December 7, 2021

CRT Advocates and Friends,

Medicare payment cuts are currently scheduled for 2022 unless Congress takes action before year-end. It was expected that these cuts would have been addressed as part of last week's budget bill but unfortunately that did not happen.

Complex Rehab Technology providers and other healthcare professionals remain committed to continuing to meet the extraordinary challenges in providing effective care during the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). However, should these cuts be allowed, it will severely impact providers’ ability to supply the specialized technology and supporting services that people with disabilities and chronic medical conditions depend on. These cuts will also have other negative impacts. For more details, click here.

Congress must not finance expansive coronavirus relief through reductions to Medicare payment rates for complex rehab technology and other healthcare segments - especially as these healthcare providers are still engaged in beating back the coronavirus and preventing a return to the hardest days of the pandemic.

We are asking CRT advocates to email their Members of Congress today by clicking here and asking them to protect access by including the following in year-end legislation:

1) Waive the 4% PAYGO cut scheduled for 2022.

2) Extend the current pause of the 2% Medicare sequester cut.

Now is not the time for any Medicare cuts. Relief is needed to maintain critical access for people with disabilities and other individuals impacted by the COVID-19 PHE. This relief is also necessary to help reduce the significant stress on hospitals and clinicians. Thank you for contacting your Members of Congress today.


Don Clayback
Executive Director | NCART
716-839-9728 (office) | 716-913-4754 (cell)
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