Congressional Update Message from NCART
It's a busy time in Congress, with much of the work relating to reaching agreements for Budget Reconciliation and Infrastructure bills. For the CRT industry, our focus is on the December 3 deadline for a must-pass government funding bill that is a possible legislative vehicle for provider relief as well as telehealth legislation. These issues were both communicated to Congressional offices last month by CRT advocates participating in the 2021 CRT Virtual Congressional Fly-In. To read more about the CRT requests to Congress, read our “asks” summary here.
CRT providers and manufacturers are also tracking the Medicare Sequestration Moratorium that is set to expire at the end of 2021; the final DME Payment Rule from CMS which is expected to solidify 50/50 blended Medicare rates for rural areas and hopefully extend the 75/25 blended rates for non-bid, non-rural areas as well; and legislation to provide additional relief for those providers whose reimbursement is tied to fixed fee schedules.
To hear the full Congressional update on these matters, click here to listen to the CRT Industry Webinar held on October 28. For other questions, click the button below to send an email to NCART.