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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.


Rehab is about people, not paper


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.

Want to impress lawmakers? Provide them with data

Friday, April 8, 2011

Today's lesson: If you really want to impress lawmakers, provide them with data.

The separate benefit's 'missing link'

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I caught up with NCART's Don Clayback this morning. It's been a few weeks since he and other stakeholders hit the Hill to lobby for a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.

When they made those visits with lawmakers, the big question was: How much would it cost?

Stakeholders make their case for a separate benefit for complex rehab

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Industry stakeholders got a taste for what they're up against when, as part of CELA on Thursday, they visited lawmakers to discuss draft legislation for a separate benefit for complex rehab.

Lobbyist to CELA attendees: 'Refute these three things'

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Washington, D.C., healthcare lobbyist spelled out what industry stakeholders must do to get a separate benefit for complex rehab during a presentation at CELA on Wednesday.

Fired up? Ready to go!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We just had a debate in the office here about whether the slogan for President Obama's 2008 election was "Fired up? Ready to go!" or "Yes we can." I think they're both slogans that he used, but I seem to remember hearing the former more than the latter.

Updates: Separate benefit, first-month purchase option

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don Clayback e-mailed NCART members late on Friday to let them know that a steering committee working on a separate benefit for complex rehab plans to publish a new "proposal paper" on Sept. 30. It also plans to hold two teleconferences to discuss the paper on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.

Consumers give their stamp of approval


WASHINGTON - Efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology began to gel this summer with a big endorsement from the ITEM Coalition.