Information for Investigators Engaged in Medical Rehabilitation Research

Notice Number: NOT-HD-07-005

Key Dates
Release Date:  November 7, 2006

Issued by
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (

The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), held a Workshop to Develop a Research Agenda on Appropriate Settings for Rehabilitation on February 14–15, 2005 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  As a consequence of the discussions at this workshop and between CMS and NIH staff, CMS wishes to alert investigators engaged in medical rehabilitation research to the following statement:

CMS recognizes the need to enhance the evidence base for clinical practice, and will work with providers and research groups to encourage the design of clinical studies that meet NIH standards.  CMS will also work with researchers conducting NIH-approved studies so that they can meet their study objectives within the overall framework of the Medicare program benefit.


For further information, contact:

Michael Weinrich, M.D.
Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2A-03, MSC 7510
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7510
Telephone:  (301) 402-4201
FAX:  (301) 402-0832

Lori Anderson
Deputy Director
Division of Institutional Post Acute Care
Chronic Care Policy Group
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop C5-06-27
Baltimore MD  21244-1850
Telephone:  (410) 786-6190

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