About NCART The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) is an association of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) suppliers and manufacturers focused on ensuring that individuals with significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions have access to CRT products and supporting services.
CRT products include medically necessary and individually configured manual and power wheelchairs, seating and positioning systems, and other adaptive equipment such as standing devices and gait trainers. The small population of children and adults who require CRT have significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, ALS, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy. These individuals rely on specialized CRT products every day to meet their medical needs, minimize their health care costs, and maximize their function and independence.
Unfortunately policy changes and payment cuts within federal, state, and private health insurance programs are negatively impacting access to CRT. To protect access NCART works with consumers, clinicians, and others to provide education and advocacy to policy makers to establish and maintain appropriate CRT policies regarding coverage, product coding, supplier standards, and funding.