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 application of Competitive Bid pricing to complex rehab wheelchair accessories. That’s good news and is a direct result of them hearing from people in their district. The initial Representative additions are (by state): NY- Joe Crowley (D); PA- GT Thompson (R); RI- Jim Langevin (D); and WI- Jim Sensenbrenner (R). Thank you to those who have already sent an email or made a call. We know everyone is busy, but we need MORE activity. Our collective challenge is we only have this week to secure more signatures. So your emails/calls TODAY are critical. And we KNOW they will produce results! Please take ten minutes to reach out to your Representative at http://cqrcengage.com/access2crt/CBpricing. This page provides a copy of the letter, the Position Paper, the Call To Action, and other related information. You can email your Representative with your request. It also provides your Representative’s direct office telephone number and talking points for follow up. This is an extremely serious threat to CRT access. We need as many Representatives as possible to sign on to this letter by Friday at noon. Without Congressional intervention, pricing for Complex Rehab wheelchair accessories will be reduced by 20% to 50% come January 1st. Thanks for finding the time today. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional information.