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Standards, for life

‘I’ve always known my home is the PSB; it’s really where my calling is’

EXETER, Pa. – It’s an “exciting” time to be leading RESNA’s Professional Standards Board, a group charged with overseeing the organization’s certification programs, says its newly appointed Chairwoman Julie Piriano.

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.

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?

RESNA ups its certification game


TORONTO – RESNA announced at RehabWeek 2019 two changes to its ATP certification program.

ATP backlog: UPitt puts up money


PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology has stepped up efforts to increase the number of ATPs.

Clinician Task Force gets new leader


ARLINGTON, Va. – After being under the same leadership since it was founded 14 years ago, the Clinician Task Force has a new executive director and a new governing structure.

RESNA ‘full force ahead’ on growing ATP base


ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA isn’t sitting idly by while a large number of ATPs age out of the complex rehab industry, says Charlie Raphael, the organization’s director of certification and education.

ATPs wanted: ‘There’s more urgency’


YARMOUTH, Maine – It’s become an age-old question in the complex rehab industry: How does it recruit more ATPs?

NSM aims to be ‘employer of choice’

CEO Bill Mixon knows ‘employees are our growth engine’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility’s recent annual Seating Symposium kicked off with 73 new ATPs in attendance and closed out with a concert by country singer-songwriter John Rich.

Requirement puts ATPs in a bind


Would RESNA have any interest in pursuing and requesting to CMS/Medicare to lift the rule of requiring an ATP to be a W2 employee and not 1099 contractor?