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Complex Rehab Technology

The Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Act creates a separate benefit category under Medicare for complex rehabilitation technology (CRT), protecting access to these customized products so that people with significant disabilities can have their medical needs addressed and remain independent.

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What We Are Trying To Accomplish: To pass the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act. 

Why It's Important: The Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Act creates a separate benefit category under Medicare for complex rehabilitation technology (CRT), streamlining access to these individually configured products so that people with significant disabilities including progressed MS can have their medical needs addressed and remain independent. 

Updates: In the last Congress, the Senate bill had more than 20 cosponsors and the House bill had more than 165 cosponsors. Since a new Congress started in January, the bills had to be reintroduced. In March, Reps. Sensenbrenner (WI-5) and Crowley (NY-14) reintroduced the House bill (H.R. 1516) and in April, Sens. Cochran (MS) and Schumer (NY) reintroduced the Senate bill (S. 1013). Activists are currently working on building cosponsorship of both bills.

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