NCART & NRRTS
September 13 CRT Virtual
Join Other Advocates for Important Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) Conversations with Congress
NCART and NRRTS proudly host the 2023 CRT Virtual Congressional Fly-In. This annual event allows Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) suppliers, manufacturers, clinicians, consumers, and others to meet directly with their Members of Congress via Zoom video conferencing to discuss actions that must be taken to protect access to CRT for people with disabilities.
Once you register, we will match you with a team of advocates from your state and schedule Congressional meetings for you. Talking points and other information for your meetings will be provided during the mandatory prep webinar on September 6. We'll also hold state practice sessions with your state team on September 11 so you can feel fully prepared and ready to make the most of your meetings on September 13.
What Are We Asking Congress For?
1. To Better Understand the Unique Nature of CRT
2. To Support Policies and Legislation That Protect and Enhance Access to CRT (More Details Coming Soon)
3. To Support Ongoing Action to establish Medicare Coverage of Power Seat Elevation and Standing Systems
4. To Address the Increased Costs of Providing CRT
Registration for this event is now closed.
Mark These Dates In Your Calendar!
**The Mandatory Prep Webinar link will be sent to attendees directly via email. All other links for practice meetings, Congressional meetings, and the virtual debriefing will be included in your attendee portal.
Mandatory Prep Webinar
Attendees will meet from 7:00-8:00 PM ET for an informative webinar covering schedules, virtual platforms, and talking points for our Congressional meetings on September 13.
State Delegation Practice
Attendees will join their state team members from 7:00-8:00 PM ET to get comfortable with the virtual platform and discuss how their meetings will be organized.
Virtual Fly-In Day
Attendees will spend the day meeting virtually with their Members of Congress to deliver the CRT message and share their stories about access.
Grab your favorite beverage and join us for a virtual happy hour from 7:00-8:00 PM ET to share the success of our Congressional meetings!
Why Should You Attend ?
Congress is an indispensable ally to protecting access to CRT. Without constituents coming together to share the challenges at hand, Congress will not fully grasp how CRT maximizes independence and protects the health of the individuals who depend on it.
Reminding Congress about the importance of appropriate access to CRT is a message that needs to be delivered now more than ever. Join us on September 13 to ensure these policy influencers truly understand the importance of access to CRT!
What is CRT?
Complex Rehab Technology, or CRT, includes medically necessary, individually configured power and manual wheelchairs, custom seating and positioning systems, standing devices, and more. This category of adaptive equipment requires evaluation by a clinical team and credentialed providers, configuration, fitting, adjustment and/or programming. These products and services are designed to meet the unique medical, physical, and functional needs of a specific individual with a primary diagnosis resulting from a congenital disorder, progressive or degenerative neuromuscular disease, or from certain types of injury or trauma.
Your Capitol Hill appointments for both House and Senate offices will be made for you once you register. The offices you meet with are determined by your home or work address as noted on your registration form. Information regarding your appointments will be emailed to you the week before the fly-in.
For any additional questions you may have regarding these appointments, please contact Mickae Lee at [email protected] or 585-784-0208.
Never attended a Congressional Fly-In before? Hear what attendees from previous fly-ins have said about these events:
"I feel if we expect our elected officials to really represent us, WE NEED to be present to share our stories. Please join us!"
"It is important as clinicians to advance our advocacy effort past reimbursement justification and push it into the arena it really belongs; public policy."