Providers Urged to Help H.R. 3730
As the weeks and months tick by, NCART is reminding CRT providers that they must back CRT accessories bill.
- By David Kopf
- Nov 02, 2017
The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) reminded providers that as the year draws to a close, their help is urgently needed to advance a bill that would product accessories used for manual CRT wheelchairs.
The bill, H.R. 3730, was introduced into the House by Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and John Larson (D-Conn.) in September, and so far the bill has 47 co-sponsors. Don Clayback, executive director of NCART reminded providers that their action is needed to get their Representatives to co-sponsor the bill.
“This year is quickly coming to a close and Congress is busier than ever,” he said. “We need thousands of CRT stakeholders to write and call their Representatives to ask them to cosponsor and pass H.R. 3730, which would prevent CMS from applying Competitive Bid pricing to accessories used with CRT Manual Wheelchairs.”
Clayback reminded providers that getting started with supporting the bill takes less than five minutes. Providers can start by going to the H.R. 3730 section at www.protectmymobility.org to obtain prepared emails and talking points that should help them quickly reach out to their Representatives and urge them to sign onto the bill.
David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.