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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 info@ncart.us 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.



CRT: 30 Years After The Americans With Disabilities Act

Senator Tom Harkin (Retired) is a lifelong champion for people with disabilities and was the lead sponsor of the ADA when it passed in the Senate. To help draw attention to the 30 Year Anniversary and the importance of Complex Rehab Technology, The Harkin Institute participated in the video below. It restates the purpose of the ADA and how it applies to those who utilize CRT and urges policy makers to take action to ensure that people with disabilities have adequate access to CRT to gain the full promise of the ADA.