Call to Action: Protect Access to Specialized Wheelchair Accessories

Posted on in HME Government Issues

A Special Message from U.S. Rehab and NCART CMS has announced that it intends to apply competitive bid pricing to wheelchair accessories used on Complex Rehab wheelchairs effective January 1, 2016. This will result in payment cuts of 20% to 50% and cause major decreases in the availability (or outright elimination) of individually configured wheelchair systems that people with disabilities rely on. Representatives need to hear from people in their home districts that this is a problem that needs fixing. NCART has developed a website to provide information (including the Position Paper and copy of the letter) along with tools to assist you in getting your Representative to sign on to the bipartisan letter to CMS. Please take action today! Go to to email, call or Tweet your House Representative. Thank you!