Welcome

Welcome to the website of NCART, the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology.  We are a national association of suppliers and manufacturers of complex rehab technology (CRT) products and services that are used by individuals with significant disabilities and medical conditions. Our mission centers around working to ensure that federal, state and private coverage and reimbursement policies allow for these individuals to have appropriate access to these specialized and individually configured products and services.

Under "What’s On Our Site" you'll find an introduction to the various areas on our website.  We hope you find these areas informative.  If we can provide additional information or assistance please contact us.

Separate Benefit Category Needed

Legislation has been introduced in Congress (in both the House and Senate) to provide appropriate recognition and coverage of Complex Rehab Technology by creating a Separate Benefit Category within the Medicare program. The bills are H.R. 942 and S. 948, the "Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013".  To pass this legislation, we need you to contact your Members of Congress and ask them to sign on to the bills!

To learn more, download these documents:        

CRT Legislation Call to Action

Co-Sponsors by State

CRT Legislation Information Pack 

Supportive National Organizations   

 

Intro to Complex Rehab Technology

The video "Complex Rehab Technology- Essential for health. Essential for life." provides an introduction to Complex Rehab Technology from the perspectives of individuals who rely on it each day for their health and independence, physicians who prescribe it, and consumer organizations that work to protect access. The video also highlights current challenges and changes needed to ensure adequate access.

What's On Our Site



Advocacy

This area highlights NCART's mission and focus. You'll also find the names and contacts for our leadership group along with an archive of press releases.



Position Papers

Here you will find the positions that NCART has taken on important legislative and regulatory matters along with related background information and actions needed.



Medicaid

Strategic assistance, news, tools, links, and a discussion forum are available to help with coverage and reimbursement issues with State Medicaid programs.



Educational Material

To help tell the Complex Rehab Technology story we've assembled a variety of documents, studies, and presentations to be used in the educational process.



Policy Makers

If you are a policy maker, visit here for an overview of Complex Rehab Technology and links to other information regarding the products, services, and people involved.



Membership

Check here to find information on joining NCART, membership applications, and a list of current members with locations and contact details.