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Alex Bennewith

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What’s the industry’s stake in Build Back Better?

December 17, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association’s Alexandra Bennewith, who has been working in Washington, D.C., for close to 25 years, says she’s never seen anything as comprehensive for home and community-based services for the disability community as the Build Back Better legislation.  “It would be truly life changing for so many people,” said Bennewith, vice president, government relations, for the association.  Here’s what Bennewith had to say about...

Alexandra Bennewith, Build Back Better, Disability, NRRTS


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In brief: Woman of the Year, new Inogen CFO, Bleep funding

December 17, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Katie Stevens, CEO of Reliable Medical Supply, was named the 2021 HME Woman of the Year during a virtual presentation hosted by VGM on Thursday.  “There is no better recognition,” said Stevens, who became CEO of the Minneapolis-based company in 2020 following a long career with a national complex rehab provider.  HME News featured Stevens and Reliable Medical Supply in this story in September.  This year’s award drew 64 nominations...

Aeroflow, Bleep, HME Woman of The Year, Inogen, NCPA, NRRTS, Quipt, VGM


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Weesie Walker

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NRRTS celebrates 30 years

December 13, 2021HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022 by featuring people, memories, accomplishments, struggles and growth once a week for the first 30 weeks of the year.  “We’re proud of what we’ve done, what we’ve become and where we’re going,” said Weesie Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “We still have a long way to go, and we’re dedicated to the continuing support and advancement of CRT suppliers.”  NRRTS...

30th anniversary, Certification, Complex Rehab, NRRTS, supplier qualifications


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In brief: PAYGO cuts, fee schedule update, FDA warning letter

December 3, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is calling on stakeholders to contact their members of Congress to ask them to prevent broadly applied “deep” Medicare cuts for 2022.   The potential cuts stem from the application of pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) legislation that was enacted in 2010.   “If not addressed, PAYGO provisions would trigger automatic cuts across a range of federal programs to cover recent deficit spending increases – in this case, red ink incurred via the $1.9...

aahomecare, Belluscura, Community Pharmacy, Invacare, Medtrade West, NCPA, NRRTS, Permobil


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NRRTS announces keynote

December 1, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – NRRTS has announced Christian Bagg as the speaker for its 2022 Keynote Webinar on Jan. 6. During the .1 CEU session, “The Flow of Innovation in adaptive design,” participants will learn to describe the information gathering process for adaptive design; evaluate and integrate the design needs of a broad range of users; and describe how to incorporate the user experience to inspire the next innovation project. Bagg, a paraplegic, is the founder of BowHead Corp. and...

Christian Bagg, NRRTS


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CRT sign-on letter closes with 77 signatures

October 7, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A congressional sign-on letter asking CMS to act on power seat elevation and power standing systems garnered 77 signatures, including 14 members of the House committees that oversee the Medicare program. The letter, which was spearheaded by Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Don Young, R-Alaska, and which has strong bipartisan support (49 Democrats and 28 Republicans), got a boost during the Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 21 hosted by NCART and NRRTS. “The work...

Complex Rehab Equipment, NCART, NRRTS


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Stakeholders make case for complex rehab

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Stakeholders make case for complex rehab

October 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – The Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 21 drew 184 attendees and resulted in nearly 230 visits with members of Congress, according to organizers NCART and NRRTS.  This year’s virtual format offered a number of benefits, they say, including the ability to “show” members of Congress and their staff complex rehab equipment, says Weesie Walker, executive director of NRRTS.  “In my group from Georgia, we had a therapist from the Clinician...

Complex Rehab Technology, Don Clayback, NCART, NRRTS, Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in


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NRRTS updates board

August 26, 2021HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has refreshed its board of directors to include members from Canada. The current roster now comprises:  Gerry Dickerson, ATP, CRTS, president  Carey Britton, ATP/SMS, CRTS, president elect  Tom Simon, ATP, CRTS, vice president  Jason Kelln, ATP, CRTS, secretary  Andrea Madsen, ATP, CRTS, treasurer  Chris Savoie, ATP/SMS, CRTS, at-large director  Dave Nix, ATP, CRTS, at-large director  Stephanie Laurance, RRTS,...

Board of Directors, Complex Rehab, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), NRRTS


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In brief: ResMed shows ‘strength,’ Apria’s ‘ahead,’ CMS provides bid comparison

August 6, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed reported revenue increased 14% to $876.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year. Net income was $195.1 million vs. $177.8 million.  The company reported revenue increased 8% to $3.2 billion for fiscal year 2021 compared to the previous year. Net income was $474.5 million vs. $621.7 million.  “Our fourth quarter and full-year fiscal year 2021 results continue to demonstrate the strength and resiliency of our business,”...

AOPA, Apria, CRT, Kubat HealthCare, Lifeway Mobility, NCART, NRRTS, ResMed, WellSky


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NRRTS seeks nominations for awards

August 4, 2021HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has put out a call for nominations for its Leadership Award, Distinguished Service Award, Consumer Advocate of the Year and Simon Margolis Fellow. The organization will accept nominations through Sept. 1 and will announce the recipients at the International Seating Symposium, Oct. 27-30 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. A select committee will determine the recipients. Requirements for the Leadership Award include significant advancement of NRRTS...

Awards, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), NRRTS, Simon Margolis Fellow


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