CRT Bill Reintroduced in the House
On Mar. 19, Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) joined in a bipartisan reintroduction of the “Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act.” The new bill number is HR-1516 and it retains the same language as the last year’s bill with some minor changes.

“As a leader in the fight for the rights of the disabled, I want to ensure all Americans have access to the tools needed to live each day to the fullest,” said Sensenbrenner. “Americans with disabilities should not be denied rehabilitation or medical equipment that can enable them to live and work freely and independently. With increased flexibility and proper oversight, we can help those in need while inhibiting fraud and abuse.”

Congressman Crowley added, “Complex rehabilitation technology products can make a world of difference for people with severe disabilities and other medical conditions, and our legislation will remove barriers to getting these wheelchairs and other services to those who need them to lead a more independent life. I look forward to advancing this legislation that recognizes the importance of maintaining access to these products, as well as puts in place much-needed quality standards and consumer protections that strengthen the Medicare program for individuals, clinicians and suppliers.”

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has officially pledged their support for the CRT legislation. The Associati