The National Council on Disability (NCD) has announced it will host a virtual public Roundtable on August 3 from 1:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET to promote Medicare coverage of Power Seat Elevation and Standing Systems. This is a very positive development in establishing coverage for this important technology and we thank the NCD for its leadership. We want strong CRT stakeholder attendance to emphasize the pressing need to establish coverage. Advanced registration (see below) is required and everyone is invited to attend.
As background, the NCD is an independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress on disability issues. It has been advising CMS on this matter for some time and has been regularly renewing its recommendation that CMS provide such Medicare coverage.
The two-hour virtual roundtable will include perspectives from Members of Congress, people with mobility disabilities, clinicians who evaluate and prescribe mobility technology, researchers regarding the evidence base, and others regarding the legal and policy implications of coverage. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Marsha Blackburn along with Representative Jim Langevin will be part of the proceedings, as well as various members of the ITEM Coalition workgroup, including NCART.
Additional details and the registration link are available at the NCD website. To learn more and register, click the button below.