U.S. Rehab advocates for the CRT industry at all levels of government to help our members and their consumers have a voice in the legislative process. We work with the VGM Government Relations team and NCART to provide tools to help industry stakeholders navigate the complexities of the legislative process and ensure they are involved and engaged with current issues, policies and regulations. Members also benefit from our team of reimbursement specialists and regulatory experts to keep you updated on new regulations and compliance issues for the DMEPOS industry, competitive bidding, HIPAA, accreditation and other areas.
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Right to Repair State Legislation
There are bills that are spreading across the state level that would allow for end users or anyone to repair their own equipment. While we understand that repairs are sometimes difficult to have completed due to reimbursement issues, we know that there is a huge risk when repairs are not properly completed by an authorized technician. Allowing an unauthorized person to repair equipment not only puts the end user at risk of injury, but it also voids the manufacturer warranty on the equipment and insurance won’t pay for the repair or parts if not completed by an authorized technician. It is essential that authorized technicians perform all equipment repairs—properly.
We have already seen this legislation pop up in Colorado and California. If you see this legislation pop up in your state, contact U.S. Rehab to learn how the CRT industry can address this issue and work toward a better solution.
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Another issue impacting the CRT industry is the number of wheelchairs and scooters damaged by airlines. Stay tuned for more information.
U.S. Rehab works with the The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) on complex rehab legislation issues on the state and federal level. Greg Packer is the vice president of the board of NCART and U.S. Rehab continues to be a financial supporter. NCART is a non-profit organization of suppliers and manufacturers of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products and services. Click here to learn more about NCART.