CRT Telehealth Update from NCART

Published in Complex Rehab on January 07, 2021

NCART and the CRT Remote Services Consortium announced their continued efforts to secure a permanent telehealth option for people with disabilities who require complex rehab technology (CRT). 

According to NCART's recent update, a key part of this initiative is getting Congress to include in legislation the ability for CMS to “make permanent” the temporary COVID-19 policies that designate physical therapists and occupational therapists as authorized telehealth practitioners and allow the use of related billing codes. This action will provide long-term access that will continue past the expiration of the current public health emergency. 

NCART and the CRT Remote Services Consortium submitted comments to the Senate and House Telehealth Workgroups in order to fully express the need of telehealth policies in CRT. They are also asking CRT stakeholders to join these efforts by encouraging their members of Congress to realize the importance of legislation to protect continued telehealth access for people with disabilities who rely on CRT. 

Read the full update from NCART here.


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