About Multiple Sclerosis Foundation



Home > Learn About Multiple Sclerosis > News > National Call-in Day for Complex Rehab Technology

National Call-in Day for Complex Rehab Technology

4/3/2013

April 10, 2013 has been designated National Call-in Day for Complex Rehab Technology (CRT). It’s a chance for concerned citizens to help ensure access for people with disabilities to the CRT they require by asking elected officials to support key legislation. CRT includes specialized manual and power wheelchairs, seating and positioning devices, and other adaptive equipment

To participate in this advocacy initiative, call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 225-3121 and ask for your Senators' and Representative's office. If you don't know your Senators' or Representative's names, you can go to http://capwiz.com/medgroup/state/main/ and enter your zip code to find them.

Request that they:

Ask their members of Congress to support Bill H.R. 942 to establish a separate benefit category for CRT under Medicare

Sign on as a co-sponsor of Bill H.R. 942 to create a separate benefit category for CRT under Medicare

Introduce and support a companion Bill in the Senate (for Senators)

For additional information about CRT and the separate benefit category initiative go to www.access2crt.org.

Background:

Congressmen Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) have introduced H.R. 942, the "Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013" to create a separate benefit category for CRT to protect and improve access to these important products and services for people with significant functional and physical limitations. Other needed changes include the elimination of Medicare's “In the Home” restriction for CRT products. The objective is to improve access for people with disabilities of all ages, whether covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance.

 



  Support the MSF
Supporting MSF's programs to help make "a brighter tomorrow" has never been easier.
make a donation 

  Learn About MS
Common symptoms of MS include fatigue, weakness, spasticity, balance problems, bladder and bowel problems, numbness, vision loss, tremors and depression.
learn more 

 

Unless otherwise specified, all medical content is compiled by MSF staff and reviewed for accuracy by a member of our Medical Advisory Board.

The MSF strives to present clear and unbiased information. This site is partially funded through a grant from Bayer Healthcare, LLC.

Website Design by SimplexWeb

© Copyright 2000-2013 Multiple Sclerosis Foundation - All Rights Reserved