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Stakeholders show up in force for complex rehab

September 23, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – A record 300 providers, manufacturers, clinicians, consumers and others participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14, a nearly 58% increase over last year.  They held 292 congressional meetings on that one day.  “Attendance was significantly higher than prior years, including last year, when we had 190 participate,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART.  The three main talking points of those meetings: securing...

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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Medicare Advantage, Medtrade, NCART, NCPA, NRRTS, RESNA, Telehealth


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Don Clayback

Mobility

CRT efforts gain momentum with fly-in

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

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Mike Seidel on the importance of representation

August 19, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

KANSAS CITY – When Mike Seidel was named the recipient of the 2022 Simon Margolis Fellow Award, it might not have been a surprise for anyone else in the complex rehab technology industry, but it was for him.  NRRTS gives out the award each year to a NRRTS registrant who has made long-standing and significant contributions to NRRTS, the CRT industry, and the overall seating and mobility community.  “I was taken aback by it,” said Seidel, ATP, CRTS, the vice president...

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Groups set agenda for Nat'l CRT Awareness Week 

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Groups set agenda for Nat'l CRT Awareness Week 

August 10, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – As part of National CRT Awareness Week next week, Unite4CRT and NRRTS will present a series of panel discussions on Aug. 17 to raise awareness of the importance of ensuring access to complex rehab technology. The series kicks off at 12:45 EST with a welcome message, followed by a presentation on “Navigating the Public School System When You Have a Disability.” Other presentations: “Traveling With My Wheelchair – What Should I Expect?” “You...

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NRRTS recognizes CRT leaders

August 4, 2022HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS on July 27 hosted its 30 Year Anniversary Open Meeting, where it presented several awards to individuals who make contributions to complex rehab technology. Awards were given to five deserving contributors to CRT: Simon Margolis Fellow Award, Mike Seidel; Distinguished Service Award, Jason Kelln; Leadership Award, Greg Packer; Leadership Award, Linda Norton; and Consumer Advocate Award, Karen Roy.

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NRRTS to host 30th birthday bash

July 14, 2022HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS will host a Virtual Open Meeting and Birthday Bash on July 27 to celebrate turning 30. In 1992, there were no standards for the provision of complex rehab technology, no certification, no supplier qualifications, few equipment options and easier documentation. A few forward thinkers, led by Simon Margolis, conceived and created NRRTS to improve the provision CRT for everyone. “We’re proud of what we’ve done, what we’ve become and where we’re...

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NRRTS puts ‘FOCUS’ on pediatrics

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NRRTS puts ‘FOCUS’ on pediatrics

June 24, 2022Tracy Orzel

LUBBOCK, Texas – When it comes to young children and toddlers with mobility limitations, it’s never too early or too late to start using power, says Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS, a contributing author to NRRTS’s newest publication, “FOCUS: Pediatric Power & Early Intervention.”  Pediatrics has been an area where power has been underutilized, but clinicians like Kenyon are making the case that it can play an important role in their development and independence.  “A...

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NCART, NRRTS announce dates for fly-in 

May 2, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS will host a virtual congressional fly-in on Sept. 14. “This annual CRT-focused advocacy event keeps the CRT community connected with Capitol Hill and creates an opportunity to talk with Congress about ongoing issues that are impacting access,” NCART stated in a bulletin. “We will be holding the fly-in virtually and are excited that advocates will be able to deliver important messages to their members without leaving their homes or offices.”...

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NRRTS seeks committee members, growth

April 29, 2022Tracy Orzel

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has been holding steady at about 1,000 registrants for the last few years—no more, no less—which is why the organization is launching a new committee to develop strategies to increase its ranks.  “We thought we needed to take a different look at how we actually presented ourselves to the ATP community, the manufacturer community and the therapist community, and really put together some good talking points about who we are, what we do and what...

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