WS25 - Protecting Access to Complex Rehab Technology

Session Information
Session ID: 
WS25
Date & Time: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Potomac Room II, Ballroom Level
Session Description
Session Type: 
Abstract: 

The ability for medical professionals and consumers to access appropriate Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) continues to experience significant changes and challenges. To protect access for people with disabilities CRT stakeholders need to stay informed and engaged.  This session will supply CRT updates on both the federal and state level and discuss needed advocacy actions.  Topics will include the application of Competitive Bid pricing to CRT wheelchair accessories, the Medicare Separate Benefit Category legislation, Medicaid matters, and other important initiatives and trends.  The clinical challenges faced by consumers, clinicians and suppliers will be discussed along with advocacy strategies and tools that can be implemented in daily practice.

Presenter(s)

Don Clayback, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART)

Gerry Dickerson, CRTS, ATP, RESNA Fellow, Simon Margolis Fellow

Laura Cohen, PhD, PT, ATP/SMS, RESNA Fellow

Weesie Walker, Executive Director of the National Registry of Rehab Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)