Category: Government Relations

Building beneficial relationships and constant advocacy with elected officials is crucial in keeping the best interests of our members in spotlight. That’s why John Gallagher, vice president-government relations, attends state meetings, political fundraisers and makes frequent trips to Washington D.C.

U.S. Rehab works to make a difference for our members and our industry, and we will continue our advocacy ensuring the success of independent providers everywhere.

Opportunities for Complex Rehab Legislative Success in 2018

As Congress has reconvened in our nation’s capital, there are several items on the agenda that must be quickly addressed. Among them, preventing a government shutdown, immigration, and several health care-related items. With a massive hurdle of tax reform completed in 2017, members of Congress are likely going to look to small, effective health care …

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Packer Perspective: Protect My Mobility! Urge Your Representatives to Pass H.R. 3730

In late June, CMS announced a policy clarification that they would not apply competitive bid rates for accessories used with Group 3 CRT power wheelchairs. CMS partially solved the problem with this clarification. Reps. Lee Zelden (R-N.Y.) and John Larson (D-Conn.) introduced H.R. 3730 in September to stop competitive bid rates from being applied to …

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Legislation to Stop Cuts to CRT Manual Wheelchair Accessories

CRT Stakeholders and Friends, Representatives Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and John Larson (D-CT) will be introducing legislation in September to stop CMS’s application of Medicare Competitive Bid pricing to accessories used with CRT manual wheelchairs. This will replace the previously introduced broader bill, H.R. 1361, written to prohibit CMS from using Competitive Bid pricing for accessories …

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I’m Just a CRT Accessory Bill… Please Help Me Become a Law!

I’m just a Bill, yes I’m only a Bill, and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill. We all remember hearing these words on Saturday morning from the popular Schoolhouse Rock “I’m Just a Bill”. Well “Bill” says he hopes and prays that someday he’ll become a law but hoping and praying won’t make the CRT Accessory Bill a law, …

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