ATTENTION MEMBERS:

The Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation will be hosting a luncheon

On July 8, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

to discuss the upcoming Congressional briefing (July 10 at 12:15 p.m.) sponsored by the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, the Amputee Coalition, and the Brain Injury Association of America.  The briefing will highlight a recently released study focused on outcomes of patients who have received rehabilitative care in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.  For more information about the briefing, please see our events section. To share the findings of the study, please see our PR toolkit.

The luncheon will be held at Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville

1501 M St. NW, Washington, D.C.

in the 7th floor Main Conference Room.

We look forward to your attendance.


CPR to Testify at E&C Health Subcommittee Hearing

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) will testify at a House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing entitled “Keeping the Promise:  Site of Service Medicare Payment Reforms.”

Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) called the hearing to discuss pending legislation on site neutral payment proposals, including bundling payment legislation in the area of post-acute care.  The proposed legislation to be explored are the Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment Act of 2014 (H.R. 2869) and the Bundling and Coordinating Post-Acute Care (BACPAC) Act of 2014.

Peter Thomas, staff to the CPR Coalition, will be testifying on behalf of CPR on the issue of beneficiary impact of post-acute care reforms.  As a national coalition whose goal it is to preserve access to rehabilitation services, CPR believes it is vital that our members have the opportunity to voice our interests as Congress deliberates over the modernization of Medicare’s delivery and payment structures. An individual’s access to affordable, quality rehabilitative services must remain a priority during these reforms.

Other witnesses include representatives from MedPAC, the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, the U.S. Oncology Network, and the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform.

The hearing will take place this Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  Viewers can watch the webcast live at http://energycommerce.house.gov/studio/webcasts

For any questions on CPR’s testimony for the hearing, please call Peter Thomas at 202-460-6550.


The Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation is a coalition of national consumer, clinician and membership organizations with the goal of preserving access to rehabilitation services.  CPR will advocate for policies that ensure access to rehabilitative care so that individuals with disabilities, injuries or chronic conditions may regain and/or maintain their maximum level of independent function.