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Registration opens for CRT event


EAST AMHURST, N.Y. – Registration is open for the 2014 National CRT Leadership and Advocacy Conference to be held April 29-May 1 in Arlington, Va.

Final rule proves ‘CMS does not understand complex rehab,’ stakeholders say


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are shaking their heads in disbelief at a final rule that makes certain complex rehab equipment capped-rental items effective April 1.

Reporter's notebook: Walker hits the ground running


LUBBOCK, Texas – Stakeholders may have thought they were losing a powerful complex rehab advocate when Weesie Walker retired last December, but as the new interim executive director of NRRTS, she is back in the game.

Exit interview with Simon Margolis

Proudest moment: Attaining respect for NRRTS

LUBBOCK, Texas – Simon Margolis retires from his executive director position at NRRTS Aug. 30.

Margolis to retire from NRRTS


LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS Executive Director Simon Margolis will retire Aug. 30, the registry announced July 24. He will stay on as a part-time consultant through the end of the year.

Behind the scenes

CRT stakeholders off and running with companion bills

WASHINGTON – Tenacious efforts by providers, consumers and manufacturers led to last week’s introduction of a bipartisan Senate bill that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab, stakeholders say.

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.

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.

'Now's the time' for complex rehab bill


WASHINGTON – In a Congress often divided by party lines, bipartisan support right out of the gate for a new bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab may be just what it needs to succeed, stakeholders say.