Rep. Crowley reintroduces complex rehab bill

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WASHINGTON – A bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab now has another chance on the Hill.

Reps. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced H.R. 942, the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act on March 6.

“Now that legislation has been reintroduced, we will build on the progress made last year,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART, in a statement.

For last year’s bill, congressional activities resulted in bipartisan support from 39 House members, including 13 members from the key House Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce committees.

Stakeholders expect the legislators who signed on to last year’s bill to continue their support, since the language hasn’t changed. 

Stakeholders will hit the Hill to promote the bill during the National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., April 9-11.