Joining the Fight to Protect Manual CRT Users

NCART's Don Clayback joins the HMEB Podcast to explain how providers can quickly and easily help protect funding for manual CRT accessories by convincing their lawmakers to sign a letter to CMS before the deadline.

[UPDATE: This story has been edited to reflect the deadline extension to collect signatures.]

Do you have a free five minutes between now and Sept. 18? Then you have time to protect a vulnerable patient group: the users of manual complex rehab chairs. 

In the current episode of the HMEB PodcastDon Clayback, executive director of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART), sits down to discuss a campaign to convince lawmakers to add their signatures to a House sign-on letter urging CMS to not apply competitive bidding-derived pricing to accessories for manual complex rehab wheelchairs. 

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In the previous episode of the HMEB Podcast, Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare, shines a spotlight on the association’s Ambassador Program, a unique effort by high-profile industry stakeholders to get more HME providers involved in the association. Second, he discusses the current effort to get HME stakeholders to help convince lawmakers to sign a House sign-on letter calling on CMS to delay Round 2021 of competitive bidding. The deadline is July 29.

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David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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