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NRRTS pins future of complex rehab on new program

March 19, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS seeks “visionaries” to help the organization complete a new 14-course supplier-specific certification program.  The organization completed the first course of the CRT Supplier Certification Program late last year, is nearly complete with the second course and has started on the third course, says Weesie Walker, executive director.  “We need the help of the CRT industry,” she said....

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NRRTS stands on its education offerings

March 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS expects to continue seeing increased demand for its education in 2021, as registrants and clinicians try to keep up with continuing education requirements during a pandemic that’s limiting in-person events. NRRTS awarded 50 CEUs or 500 hours of education in March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold in the U.S., up from 25 CEUs or 250 hours of education before that, says Annette Hodges, director of education. “It has stayed pretty steady...

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Complex rehab workflow bends to meet patients where they’re at

February 5, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BALTIMORE – Erin Michael and Meredith Linden, both physical therapists, envision a hybrid model for evaluating patients for complex rehab technology post-pandemic that melds the best of in-clinic and remote visits.  Here’s what Michael, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS, manager of patient advocacy and special programs at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, and Linden, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS, a clinical...

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Mike Barner on wins, fresh ideas and CRT’s unicorn

February 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Mike Barner says if Simon Margolis were still around, he’d be pleased with the complex rehab industry’s continued development but “challenged” that there’s still no separate benefit.  “That’s such a big haul and we’ve had some major interruptions related to the fall out of competitive bidding that we’ve had to address immediately,” said Barner, who was named a Simon...

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Ability Members Group buys into new standard 

December 15, 2020HME News Staff

TORONTO, Ontario – Fifty-nine rehabilitation technology specialists from Ability Members Group have applied for registration with NRRTS as part of a new partnership between NRRTS and the Canadian Assistive Devices Association. “When it comes to complex rehab technology and related services, being able to identify trained and qualified providers ensures that you’re dealing with the right people,” said Jamie Church, CEO of Ability Members Group. “That confidence...

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In brief: Congressional caucus on sleep, Sullivan Health’s first acquisition, telehealth expansion finalized

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has created a Congressional Sleep Health Caucus to promote healthy sleep and the importance of high-quality, patient-centered care for patients.   The caucus is co-chaired by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill.  “As we deal with the unique challenges and added stress brought on by the COVID pandemic, the necessity of good, quality sleep is all too clear,” said Lofgren. “Insufficient sleep...

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NRRTS partners with Canadian association

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - NRRTS has partnered with the Canadian Assistive Devices Association to develop a Canadian standard for complex rehab technology services. “The complex rehabilitation technology industry in Canada is thriving and our partnership with NRRTS will enable us to ensure that we can provide the highest levels of service to our clients and partners while maintaining a level of professionalism and knowledge that having a NRRTS designation requires” said Erin Roberts, executive...

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NRRTS set to go live with supplier-specific certification

November 13, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas - The first course in NRRTS's new CRT Supplier Certificate Program will be available by the end of the year, Weesie Walker announced during the organization's virtual Open Meeting on Oct. 28. “It's near and dear to my heart,” said Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “This will be the first CRT supplier-focused program that will give people the knowledge and baseline of what they need to know as a CRT supplier.” In 2019, when NRRTS was in the beginning stages...

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NRRTS honors registrants, announces new program and partnership

November 10, 2020HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - NRRTS presented its Distinguished Service Award to Tom Simon, ATP, CRTS, of Numotion, and its Simon Margolis Fellowship to Mike Barner, ATP, CRTS, of the University of Michigan Wheelchair Seating Service, and Weesie Walker, ATP/SMS of NRRTS, during the organization's first virtual Annual Open Meeting on Oct. 28. “I first met Simon Margolis at the Seating Symposium in Memphis,” said Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “His vision of an organization that gave seating...

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NCART, NRRTS set CRT Awareness Week agenda

July 30, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - NCART, NRRTS and others are calling on stakeholders to educate lawmakers and policymakers about why access to complex rehab technology matters as part of the upcoming CRT Awareness Week. They have dedicated each day of CRT Awareness Week to a specific group: consumers on Aug. 10, suppliers on Aug. 11, manufacturers on Aug. 12, and clinicians on Aug. 13, followed by an all-out “CRT Advocacy Day” on Aug. 14. Their suggestions on how to support CRT Awareness Week: make a short...

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