American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Policy & Legislation

Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid Coalition (ITEM)

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. Read about ITEM's 2014 priorities and learn more at Also, learn about ATRA sign-ons with the ITEM Coalition.

United Spinal Association re: Medicare DMEPOS Comptetitve Bidding Improvement Act of 2014/HR 4920