Legislation Introduced to Address Medicare CRT Wheelchair Accessories Issue

CRT Stakeholders and Friends,

We have good news to report.

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) to provide the technical correction to stop CMS from applying competitive bid pricing to Complex Rehab wheelchair accessories. The bill number is HR-3229.

You can download and read the related press release and the text of the bill as well as a copy of the NCART Position Paper that we have been using during our meetings with Congress.

This is an important first step, but further work lies ahead. We will be updating our advocacy materials and sharing more information as we move forward.

On a related note, we expect the Senate to be circulating a “sign-on” letter to CMS on this issue later this week. This will allow your Senators to add their signatures asking CMS to rescind this inappropriate policy. Stay tune for further instructions.

Thanks to all those individuals and groups who have been in contact with their Members of Congress on this issue over the past several months. Your collective outreach is producing results.

Don

Donald E. Clayback
Executive Director | NCART
Office 716-839-9728 | Cell 716-913-4754
dclayback@ncart.us | www.ncart.us