The ITEM Coalition is devoted to raising awareness and building support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices, technologies, and related services for people with disabilities and chronic conditions. The coalition is consumer-led and includes a diverse set of disability organizations, aging organizations, other consumer groups, voluntary health associations, and non-profit provider associations.
Most Recent Advocacy Efforts
- Letter to CMS: Durable Medical Equipment Fee Schedule Adjustments to Resume the Transitional 50/50 Blended Rates to Provide Relief in Rural Areas and Non-Contiguous Areas: (CMS-1687-IFC) Medicare Program, Steering Committee Letter.
- Letter to Congress: Please Sign On to House Letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma regarding 21st Century Cures Act Provisions and Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), Steering Committee Letter.
- Letter to Congress: Support for Inclusion of Key Medicare Provisions Impacting People with Disabilities in the Omnibus Spending Bill, Steering Committee Letter.
- Letter to Congress: Support for Select Medicare Provisions in the Latest Continuing Resolution and Requests for Inclusion of Additional Key Provisions, Steering Committee Letter.
The ITEM Coalition’s 2018 Policy Priorities can be found here.