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Washington state passes CRT bill


OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington state legislature has approved HB 1445, a bill that creates a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology (CRT) within the Medicaid program, according to a press release from NCART.

Promise of Senate bill energizes complex rehab efforts


WASHINGTON – Sen. Charles Shumer, D-N.Y., has agreed to introduce a Senate companion bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, Don Clayback, executive director of NCART, announced April 10.

Stakeholders ramp up complex rehab efforts


WALSENBURG, Colo. – NRRTS this week urged complex rehab stakeholders to call their members of Congress on April 10 and ask them to support a separate benefit category for complex rehab, according to a press release.

Complex rehab, retail can't fill Round 2 gap


YARMOUTH, Maine – Extensive cuts in Round 2 of competitive bidding have mobility providers looking for a Plan B.

NRRTS ‘raises bar’ for new registrants


WALENSBURG, Colo. – A NRRTS registrant should have a “well-rounded” foundation in complex rehab—and new standards adopted Feb. 15 should help to ensure that, says Executive Director Simon Margolis.

The men behind the bill

Monday, March 11, 2013

The complex rehab community rejoiced last week—there’s a new CRT bill on the floor, and stakeholders are ready to do up some new material and hit the Hill with it next month during the National CRT conference.


29th ISS brings consumers to the table


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If the complex rehab industry really wants to improve access, one key group needs to be on its team, says Mark Schmeler: consumers.

Prepare to become an ATP


With ATPs in high demand, several providers are turning to their member organizations to help current employees pass the ATP test. 

ATP shortage: Providers vie for ATPs in 'competitive' market


YARMOUTH, Maine – A good ATP is hard to find, industry stakeholders say.

It's not about papers, but people

Friday, January 25, 2013
Mark Smith

A top priority for the complex rehab industry in the new year and new Congress will be the reintroduction of the legislation “Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Act,” which strives to create a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology.