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In brief: HHS proposes changes to Stark Law, Estrella named Homecare Champion


WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed changes to the Stark Law that would, among other things, create new exceptions that recognize incentives are different in healthcare systems that pay for value- vs. volume-based care.

How do you like to party? RESNA wants to know


ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA is seeking suggestions from members on how to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary at its annual conference, July 7-11, 2020 at the Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

NRRTS registrant ‘kickstarts’ interest in Canada


REGINA, Saskatchewan – Jason Kelln, the first NRRTS CRTS in Canada, gave a poster presentation at the recent Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference in Toronto on the merits of certification in complex rehab.

RESNA seeks conference proposals


ARLINGTON, Va. – The call for proposals for RESNA’s 2020 Conference is now open. The deadline is Nov. 15 for workshops, papers and instructional courses; the deadline is March 27, 2020, for the student design challenge.

NMEDA leads way in education


TAMPA, Fla. – The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) earned a Leadership Award at RESNA’s recent annual meeting for its contributions to the organization and the industry as a whole.

People news: RESNA, Glooko


Julie Piriano will be chair of RESNA’s Professional Specialty Board effective Aug. 1.

RESNA targets younger professionals

‘We’re getting people who are in the earlier stages of their career focused on this area’

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has made two changes that should help to grease the wheels for potential ATPs.

In brief: Senate presses CMS on vents, C2C loses protest


WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, have sent a letter signed by 38 senators to HHS and CMS asking them to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding, according to AAHomecare.

RESNA highlights busy RehabWeek2019


TORONTO – RESNA doled out a bevy of awards during its annual conference—part of RehabWeek 2019, June 24-28 in Toronto— including naming the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) as the recipient of the RESNA Leadership Award.

Reporter’s notebook: The ATP/SMS conundrum


YARMOUTH, Maine – It hinges on a bill passing in Congress and, even then, it’s years away from being implemented, but what could an “ATP-plus” designation look like?