This year’s virtual CRT (Complex Rehab Technology) Congressional Fly-In, cohosted by the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology (NCART) and the National Registry for Rehab Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), is now open for registration.
The event will take place Sept. 13, and registration is free.
In a July 14 news announcement, NCART and NRRTS said, “Congress plays a critical role in protecting access to Complex Rehab Technology. Educating them about the importance of appropriate CRT access is a message that needs to be delivered directly by CRT users, clinicians, caregivers, family members, suppliers, manufacturers, and others.
“That is why NCART and NRRTS partner each year to host a Congressional Fly-In that connects CRT advocates with their Representatives and Senators. The event is being held virtually on September 13, and we are inviting advocates to participate at no cost from your home or other location.”
Participants will meet with members of Congress, Senators, and/or members of their staff via videoconference. NCART and NRRTS will also provide guidance on talking points and the day’s schedule and activities via a preparatory Webinar on Sept. 6, and a state delegation practice meeting, scheduled for Sept. 11.
Congressional appointments will be made for participants.
The organizations’ four main talking points for the Fly-In are to better understand the unique nature of CRT; to support policies and legislation that protect and enhance access to CRT; to support ongoing action to establish Medicare coverage of power seat elevation and standing systems; and to address the increased costs of providing CRT.