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ATP shortage: Providers vie for ATPs in 'competitive' market

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01/25/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – A good ATP is hard to find, industry stakeholders say.

Separate benefit: Stakeholders spark efforts for 2013

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12/07/2012

BALTIMORE – Industry stakeholders are ready to “hit the ground running” on a new bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, says Don Clayback.

Thank goodness it's...Monday?

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Every year since college, I've had a Thanksgiving tradition of posting to Facebook every day in November. The post always starts: Today, I'm thankful for. 

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In brief: USM buys Glass Seating

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10/24/2012

ST. LOUIS – United Seating & Mobility (USM) acquired Glass Seating & Mobility in September, according to a press release.

U.S. Rehab rolls out ATP master program

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10/09/2012

WATERLOO, Iowa – U.S. Rehab, the complex rehab division of The VGM Group, plans to introduce an ATP master program to prepare students for RESNA’s Assistive Technology Professional exam in the next year.

RESNA backs up ultralight wheelchairs

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04/26/2012

ARLINGTON, Va. – A fully-customizable ultralight manual wheelchair can prevent injuries and pain, and improve functionality, according to a new RESNA position paper. 

Did the new SMS exam make this ATP shake in his boots?

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Friday, October 29, 2010

I spoke with Chris Rea this week about becoming one of the first assistive technology professionals (ATPs) in the country to get RESNA's new seating and mobility specialist (SMS) certification.

Is a competition brewing between NRRTS and RESNA?

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Friday, March 12, 2010

As part of efforts to create a separate benefit, industry stakeholders are trying to determine what qualifications providers should meet to be able to provide complex rehab equipment and services.

sATP: 'It's not a formal title'

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

While eating her breakfast on Jan. 26, Laura Cohen read a brief in the January 2010 issue of HME News titled “CMS differentiates between ATP, sATP.” Then she called me.

Apply now for specialty certification

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01/28/2010

Applicants for the specialty certification must have 1,000 hours of direct customer service experience. They must also meet any two of the following seven criteria: clinical service delivery, advocacy, mentoring/supervision, presentations/formal instruction, learning/continuing education, publications and research.

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