The nation's most experienced and respected seating and mobility clinicians working to improve Medicare coverage guidelines for mobility devices.
"It is important that the right equipment gets to the right people - those who need it to meet the mobility needs arising during the course of typical daily activities. The Medicare coverage policy needs to be revised for that to happen."                                                                                                           ~ Barbara Crane, PhD, PT, ATP
Welcome to Clinician Task Force.
Since early 2011 the Clinician Task Force (CTF) has focused our efforts on increasing clinicians' awareness and recognition of the importance of appropriate access and funding for Complex Rehab Technology for people with disabilities. This is critical in gaining support from the clinical community for the separate benefit category for CRT.

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Medicare and the PDAC announced a K0009 coding reclassification initiative effective March 1, 2013. This CMS effort is to move products currently coded as ‘not otherwise classified’ to existing HCPCS codes. Presently there are 4 categories of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) that are coded as K0009 including: 1) Positional Tilt in Space MWCs <45 degrees  2)  Made to measure MWCs, 3) Bariatric MWCs with special features, 4) Standing MWCs.

Posted by Laura On Feb - 12 - 2013 Comments Off on CTF & NCART Prepare Medicare K0009 Manual Wheelchair Manual for CMS READ FULL POST

A chronological list of CTF Actions are listed below, with a brief sumamry of the action. First Month Purchase Option 2009: Medicare beneficiaries currently have the option to purchase a power wheelchair in the first month of medical need. The Clinician Task Force (CTF) believes that language that eliminates this option will have a severe negative impact on the most vulnerable population of our communities.

Posted by Laura On Jan - 6 - 2012 Comments Off on Formal Responses and Actions READ FULL POST

NCART has created a new video called Complex Rehab Technology. Essential for Health. Essential for Life.  The video provides an introduction to Complex Rehab Technology from the perspectives of individuals that rely on it each day for their health and independence, physicians that prescribe it, and consumer organizations that work to protect access. The video also highlights changes needed to ensure adequate access.  

Posted by Laura On Dec - 23 - 2011 Comments Off on New video on Complex Rehab Technology READ FULL POST