Date: Friday, August 10, 2012
HR 4378, "Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Act," would create a separate benefit category under Medicare for complex rehabilitation technology (CRT). This includes products such as complex rehabilitation power wheelchairs, highly configurable manual wheelchairs, adaptive seating and position systems, and other specialized equipment, such as standing frames and gate trainers.
A separate benefit category for CRT items allows for unique coding, coverage and payment rules and policies that address the unique situations of this subset of durable medical equipment and the people with disabilities it serves.
Three things you can do today to support HR 4378
- Contact Congress - click here to send an e-mail to your Representative and Senator asking for support of HR 4378. By supplying your home address, the e-mails will be automatically sent to their offices. You can personalize the e-mail or send it as is.
- Follow this link to sign the on-line petition in support of HR 4378.
- Add a link to http://www.access2crt.org, the site for the most current information about the CRT Separate Benefit category, to your company's website and Facebook page.