Consumer Groups Lobby Congress on Behalf of H.R.-3730

Letter calls on lawmakers to support legislation that would protect manual CRT chair accessories from competitive bid pricing.

Thirty-two national consumer and clinician organizations signed a letter from The ITEM Coalition urging congress to pass H.R. 3730, the bill that would protect CRT manual wheelchair accessories from competitive bid pricing.

The letter was sent to House leadership and to the leaders of the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees. A copy is available for downloading at, as well as links to email and phone members of congress.

“This is a great sign of consumer and clinician support for the CRT Manual Wheelchair Accessories fix,” said Don Clayback, executive director of the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology (NCART). “We are sharing with CRT stakeholders and encouraging people to share with their members in the quest to secure cosponsors for the House bill.”

Introduced into the House in early September by Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and John Larson (D-Conn.), H.R. 3730 has since attracted 42 co-sponsors. The language of the bill is available at



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David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.


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