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Rehab industry on cusp of 'paradigm shift'

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

With 54 consumers scheduled to accompany complex rehab providers on Capitol Hill Thursday as part of the Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy Conference (CELA), the industry has finally turned a corner, stakeholders say.

Report from the Abilities Expo in LA

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Abilities Expo was in LA over the weekend, and Ann Eubank, the executive director of the Users First Alliance, just provided this report to NRRTS's members through the group's listserv:

Is a competition brewing between NRRTS and RESNA?

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.

NRRTS adds advocate


NRRTS appoints Andrew Davis consumer relations/advocacy intern.

Andrew Davis: NRRTS's first consumer relations/advocacy intern

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The rehab industry continues to make strides strengthening its ties with the disability community. NRRTS announced today that it has appointed Andrew Davis, a wheelchair user, as its first consumer relations/advocacy intern.

'Documentation debacle'

Monday, January 4, 2010

There has been some interesting chatter on the NRRTS listserv today about the OIG report on power wheelchair documentation (If you're not part of the NRRTS listserv you should be; go here

Don't book yourself solid before checking out NRRTS's teleseminar series for 2010

Monday, December 28, 2009

I get quite a bit of flack from my colleagues for using this blog to promote various industry Webinars and teleseminars (They think it's a cop-out). But I want to give NRRTS's teleseminar series for 2010 a shout out for two reasons:

NRRTS responds to the AARP

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A few blogs ago, I wrote about an editorial in the recent AARP Bulletin titled "The Case of the Expensive Wheelchair." Simon Margolis, executive director of NRRTS, has crafted a response titled "The Case of the Misinformed Editor."

'Difficult times make strange bedfellows'

Friday, October 30, 2009

So I spoke with Simon Margolis this morning about yesterday's consensus conference on creating a separate benefit for complex rehab (if you haven't already read my story on the conference, click here).

Medtrade notes: Separate benefit for complex power wheelchairs

Monday, October 19, 2009

I had already listened to Don Clayback's presentation on creating a new benefit for complex power wheelchairs earlier this month (click here for my story), but I attended his presentation at Medtrade, anyway.