Congress is considering legislation that would protect access to Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) – particularly as it relates to manual wheelchairs such as those offered by Convaid | R82. Since all of us are the people, we have the right and privilege to influence laws for the betterment of our special needs community.
This is one such juncture in history.
Generally, CRT includes specialized wheelchairs, seating systems, and other adaptive equipment such as standing devices and gait trainers. These individually configured products are used by people with high level disabilities such as ALS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury to meet their unique medical needs, reduce their medical complications and costs, and maximize function and independence.
We urge you to join Convaid | R82 and the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) in support of H.R. 3730, a bill that would stop CMS’ application of Medicare Competitive Bid pricing to accessories used with CRT manual wheelchairs. Passage of this bill will allow people with significant disabilities who use CRT manual wheelchairs to have the same access to CRT accessories as those using CRT power wheelchairs.
It only takes a few minutes to send an email to your local representatives to ask for support.