Category Archives: Legislation/Regulations

Congressional Complex Rehab Technology Letter- Has Your Representative Signed On?

Letter from Don Donald E. Clayback Executive Director | NCART Office Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) Stakeholders and Friends, We are starting to hear from some offices that they will be signing on to the House of Representative’s letter to prevent the … Continue reading

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Guidance for Comments to Medicare on Speech Generating Devices–due Dec 6th

ACT NOW: Comments to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) due December 6, 2014 Medicare (CMS) currently is reconsidering its National Coverage Decision (NCD) for Speech Generating Devices (SGDs). As part of that process, CMS will allow interested members … Continue reading

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Medicare is Taking Comments on Coverage for Speech Generating Devices until Dec 6th

2014 has been a critical year for how Medicare handles its coverage of SGDs (Speech Generating Devices), and the result has been significant impact on individuals with complex communication needs. Currently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is … Continue reading

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Immediate Action Needed:Proposed Funding Change for Durable Medical Equipment Devices

Action Needed: Proposed Funding Change for Durable Medical Equipment Devices Dear AT Community, We would like to make you aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed changes in how Medicare pays for speech generating devices … Continue reading

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Coalition of Organizations for Assistive Technology (COAT)

  COAT individuals and organizations advocate for accessibility and usability of technology for people with disabilities. Enacting the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (21st CVAA) was a huge step forward and this new law is now being implemented. … Continue reading

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Safety Net by LoJack

Earlier this month at the AT Expo and conference sponsored by Easter Seals I met Ralph Poland who was exhibiting a device called SafetyNet by LoJack. It is a tracking device worn by a person who has a cognitive limitation … Continue reading

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S.601 Visitability Bill

S.601: The Thanksgiving Bill A Study Commission on Basic Home Access, Making Housing in Massachusetts More Visitable Lead Sponsor: Senator Patricia Jehlen Over 10% of the population has difficulty walking or using stairs. However, the typical home contains physical barriers … Continue reading

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Bill to Reverse DME Competitive Bidding Program Gains Support in Washington

Bill to Reverse DME Competitive Bidding Program Gains Support in Washington BY ELIZABETH ECKER on May 29, 2013 A piece of legislation that would replace the current competitive bidding system for Medicare-based durable medical equipment claims is gaining support among Congress … Continue reading

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Call In to Support H.R. 942 – a Bill to Establish a Seperate Benefit Category for Complex Rehab Technology under Medicare – April 10, 2013

Do you want to make a difference? Join with thousands of other concerned citizens to help ensure access for people with disabilities to the Complex Rehab Technology they require.   Mark the date – call your Members of Congress on … Continue reading

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Department of Public Safety Public Hearing on Fines

Notice of Public Hearing on DPS Assessing Civil Fines A public hearing will be held on November 28, 2012, at 10am at One Ashburton Place, Ashburton Café, Boston, MA regarding the regulations for two new laws. The first authorizes the … Continue reading

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