Complex rehab technology includes medically necessary individually configured manual and power wheelchair systems, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems, and other mobility devices that require evaluation, fitting, design, adjustment and programming. This type of technology is designed to meet the specific and unique medical and functional needs of an individual living with disability.
What's next? A separate benefit category for Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) must be established within the Medicare program.
Through open discussion, we create better awareness of the needs we face daily. We come together each month to discuss strategies as we continue to work to ensure appropriate access to Complex Rehab Technology.
Join us as we bridge the gap between the perception and the reality of living with a disability.
As CRT Users, we UNITE with suppliers, manufacturers, clinicians, caregivers, family, and friends in monthly Virtual Town Hall meetings to share our stories in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Let’s make a difference!
Jenny Siegle has been awarded the 2020 NRRTS Consumer Advocate of the Year Award. Jenny has been an enthusiastic CRT advocate for over 10 years, fighting diligently for every bill that has been introduced in Washington D.C.
Jenny helped to form the coalition, #Unite4CRT, and has been a driving force in planning the monthly town hall meeting topics and discussions. As the host for these meetings, Jenny initiates and encourages discussion for a diverse audience. She embodies the group’s mission, “to provide an outlet for CRT Users to share unique stories and educate through personal experience”.
- Tuesday, January 26th at 7 pm ETBen Huntzinger and "You've only got one life - Live It - Innovation in the wheelchair world"
- Tuesday, February 23rd at 7 pm ETLanguage: What difference does it make?
- Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 pm ETAdaptive Sports: Games People Play
- Tuesday, April 20th at 7 pm ET Champions Place
- Tuesday, May 25th at 7 pm ETTravel and Accessibility: Cory's Fabulous Adventures
- Tuesday, June 22nd at 7 pm ET
- Tuesday, July 20th at 7 pm ET10 Things You Should Know About Your Supplier
- Tuesday, August 24th at 7 pm ETBelieve it or Not! Issues with CRT Equipment
“You ask my why I advocate? I advocate because I have seen the difference CRT equipment makes in my life compared to lesser quality equipment. My wheelchair is specially configured for me and as a result, I live independently.”
“Advocating for access to complex rehab technology has become a very important part of my life. The work that I do not only benefits myself, but others in similar situations and others that might not know they will need to utilize that type of equipment sometime in their lives.”
“If we don’t fight for our rights to CRT, nobody else will. In addition, it’s up to us to explain CRT to the able-bodied population. If our bills are to have success in the house and senate, we’ll need everybody’s support.”