September 21 CRT Virtual 
Congressional Fly-In

Join Other Advocates for
Important Complex Rehab Technology (CRT)
Conversations with Congress

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New Format. Same Mission.

NCART and NRRTS proudly host the 2021 CRT Virtual Congressional Fly-In. This event allows CRT suppliers, manufacturers, clinicians, consumers, and others to meet directly with their Members of Congress. It is the ideal opportunity to share the message of needed actions to protect access to CRT for people with disabilities.

All event sessions and Congressional meetings will take place virtually via Zoom.

Once registered, we will match you with your own Congressional district and will schedule your meetings for you.  Talking points and other information for your meetings will be provided during the mandatory prep webinar on September 14. We'll also hold state practice sessions with your state team on September 20 so you can feel fully prepared and ready to make the most of your meetings on September 21. 

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What Are We Asking Congress For?

To Better Understand the Unique Nature of CRT and Why Access is Important
• To Support the Request for Medicare Coverage of Power Seat Elevation and Standing Systems
• To Take Actions to Protect Needed CRT Funding at the Federal and State Levels
• To Ensure Physical and Occupational Therapists Can Permanently Use Telehealth When Needed

What is CRT?

Complex Rehab Technology, or CRT, includes medically necessary, individually configured power and manual wheelchairs, custom seating and positioning systems, standing devices, and more. This category of adaptive equipment requires evaluation by a clinical team and credentialed providers, configuration, fitting, adjustment and/or programming. These products and services are designed to meet the unique medical, physical, and functional needs of a specific individual with a primary diagnosis resulting from a congenital disorder, progressive or degenerative neuromuscular disease, or from certain types of injury or trauma.

Learn More About CRT

Registration

Registration for this event has been closed.

 Please email Mickae Lee at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.

General Attendee

This registration is for CRT providers or manufacturers, ATP/SMS/CRTS, clinicians, and other industry advocates. 

CRT Consumer

This registration is for individuals who utilize CRT and wish to participate in this advocacy event.

Why Should You Attend ?

Congress is an indispensable ally to protecting access to CRT. Without constituents coming together to share the challenges at hand, Congress will not fully grasp how CRT maximizes independence and protects the health of the individuals who depend on it. 

Reminding Congress about the importance of appropriate access to CRT is a message that needs to be delivered now more than ever. Join us on September 21 to ensure these policy influencers fully understand the importance of access to CRT! 

Virtual Congressional
Fly-In Schedule

Mark These Dates In Your Calendar!

Sept 14

Mandatory Prep Webinar

Attendees will meet from 7:00-8:00 PM ET for an informative webinar covering schedules, virtual platforms, and talking points for our Congressional meetings on September 21. View the recording here or download the handout here

Sept 20

State Delegation Practice 

Attendees will join their state team members to get comfortable with the virtual platform and discuss how their meetings will be organized.

Sept 21

Virtual Fly-In Day

Attendees will spend the day meeting virtually with their Members of Congress to deliver the CRT message and share their stories about access.

Sept 21

Congressional Debriefing

Grab your favorite beverage and join us from 5:30-6:30 PM ET as we meet one last time to share the details of our Congressional meetings! 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Congressional Appointments

Your Capitol Hill appointments for both House and Senate offices will be made for you once you register. The offices you meet with are determined by your home or work address as noted on your registration form. Information regarding your appointments will be emailed to you the week before the fly-in.

For any additional questions you may have regarding these appointments, please contact Mickae Lee at [email protected] or 585-784-0208.

Email Appointment Questions
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Testimonials

Never attended a Congressional Fly-In before? Hear what attendees from previous fly-ins have said about these events:

"I feel if we expect our elected officials to really represent us, WE NEED to be present to share our stories. Please join us!"

Rafael Ibarra, ATP, CRTS

"It is important as clinicians to advance our advocacy effort past reimbursement justification and push it into the arena it really belongs; public policy."

Elaine Toskos, MAOTR/L, ATP, CAPS