This came to my attention, and I thought that some of you who enjoy advocacy efforts would like to participate and help drive the rehabilitation equipment industry forward in terms of coverage policies and reimbursement.

CELA 2011 is the Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy conference that brings together consumers, manufacturers and Complex Rehab Technology professionals for face-to-face visits in Washington, DC with Members of Congress. These meetings are designed to address the current challenges of access to, and reimbursement for, Complex Rehab Technology products - now and in the future. We are seeking a Separate Benefit Category under Medicare for Complex Rehab Technology.

There are just a few Consumer Advocate scholarships left for CELA 2011. Scholarships include round-trip transportation to, and lodging/meals in, the Washington, DC area. Scholarships will be awarded by State of Residence and Congressional District, as well as other criteria established by the CELA 2011 organizers.

CELA 2011
Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy Conference
February 16-18, 2011
Hyatt Regency Hotel-Crystal City • Arlington, VA