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Complex Rehab and Mobility  

Federal Mobility Issues

August 19-23 is CRT Awareness Week…. and the perfect time to contact your legislators in support of House and Senate CRT legislation! 

Please take a minute to help us build co-sponsor support for bills that would permanently exclude manual CRT wheelchairs from bidding-derived pricing and also protect manual CRT accessories, as well as for legislation providing a Separate Benefit for CRT.

HR 2293 AND S1223

Legislation to protect manual CRT wheelchairs and accessories has pushed forward in the House in June and July, with provisions in bills passed by the Ways and Means Committee (HR 3429 – June 26) and the Energy & Commerce Committee (HR 2328 – July 17) that are similar to language in HR 2293, legislation championed by AAHomecare, NCART, and major patient advocacy groups.

Help build on this success by sending a message to your House members asking them to co-sponsor H.R. 2293, making sure that legislators understand the need to include CRT provisions in whichever bill ends up moving forward in the House, and also ask your Senators to support S. 1223.

HR 2293 – current co-sponsor list – send a message to your House member
S 1223 – current co-sponsor list – send a message to your Senators
see the related Issue Brief for additional perspective

HR 2408

Mobility products have evolved to include highly configurable manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, adaptive seating and positioning systems, and other specialized equipment known collectively as Complex Rehab Technology (CRT).

A separate CRT category will allow for needed improvements in coverage policies, coding, and quality standards to better address the unique needs of people with significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions.  Ask your House member to co-sponsor HR 2408 and ensure that Medicare policy can keep up with advancements in CRT!

HR 2408 – current co-sponsor list – send a message to your House member
see the related Issue Brief for additional perspective

Thanks for your support for patient access to critically needed CRT products! Contact Gordon Barnes at with any questions or responses received from your legislators.