With the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, the complex rehab community scored a needed victory. By issuing a six-month delay of Medicare payment cuts to CRT power wheelchair accessories, the Cures Act served as a key building block for the future. The success of this campaign was, in large, due to the community and their commitment to procuring the required backing to get the issue resolved. At NCART, we are overwhelmed with the support; however, the battle is not over. To implement a long-term solution, we need to keep fighting. Find out what you can do to continue to help those affected by disabilities by becoming an advocate today!
- Get in the Know
In order to make a difference, it’s important to get information on your local, state and national leaders. By visiting https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials, you can find the necessary material, and discover how to contact representatives about issues that are important to you and your community.
- Commit to Building Relationships
Make a connection by scheduling meetings with your elected leaders. To help at the national level, visit your Senators and House Representatives in their district offices.
- Attend Town Hall Meetings
By participating in these meetings, you ensure that your elected leaders understand the subjects that are important to you. Additionally, by vocalizing key issues, you can help spread awareness about crucial topics so more may join the fight.
- Continue to Contact
Emails, phone calls and letters do make a difference. By continually contacting your congressional leaders and encouraging others to do the same, you are keeping the subject relevant and providing a key voice for those in need.
- Be Active on Social Media
In today’s world, social media remains as one of the most effective way to promote a cause. By following NCART on Facebook, as well as sharing vital information, you can ensure that the message reaches a growing audience.
Although the passage of the Cures Act was a major stepping-stone, there is still work to be done for those in need. To learn more about the importance of promoting access to Complex Rehab Technology, visit NCART today.