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National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology

Protecting and Promoting Access to Complex Rehab Technology

Welcome to NCART, the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology. NCART is 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.

CRT products include medically necessary and individually configured manual and power wheelchairs, seating and positioning systems, and other adaptive equipment such as standing devices and gait trainers. This specialized equipment requires evaluation, configuration, fitting, adjustment, or programming to meet the individual’s medical needs and maximize function and independence.

NCART’s mission is to ensure that federal, state, and private coverage and reimbursement policies allow individuals with significant disabilities to have adequate access to specialized and individually configured products and services.

In order to ensure access, NCART works with consumers, clinicians, and physicians along with federal, state, and private policy makers to establish and protect appropriate coverage, coding, supplier standards, and funding policies.

Our website is designed to provide a variety of information regarding CRT. This includes educational materials, alerts on federal and state issues that are impacting access, and advocacy tools and resources. We hope you find the information on this site helpful and encourage you to get involved in protecting and promoting access to CRT. Contact us at [email protected] if we can be of assistance. Thanks for your interest and participation!


Introduction to Complex Rehab Technology 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.

Complex Rehab Technology: 25 Years After The Americans With Disabilities Act

The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act served to highlight the continued need to fulfill the promise of that legislation for people with disabilities. Congress and other policy makers must take action to protect, not compromise, access to Complex Rehab Technology for the people with disabilities who rely on it.