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Deeper dive: New bill builds framework for separate benefit

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06/07/2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab that’s “less prescriptive” than previous bills will improve the chances of Congress passing it and CMS embracing it, stakeholders say.

Education takes a village, says Elizabeth Cole

Cole earned a Distinguished Service Award from NRRTS last month
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06/07/2019

LUBBOCK, Texas – Some stakeholders make their mark on the complex rehab industry with their advocacy. For Elizabeth Cole, it’s always been about education.

Repair report: How to connect colleges, state programs to build base of repair techs

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05/31/2019

PORTLAND, Ore. – As a leading advocate of the repair industry, Matthew Macpherson, ATP, is pleased that tech training and certification had an even bigger presence at the International Seating Symposium this year.

Mike Osborn, all in for NRRTS

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05/31/2019

PITTSBURGH – Mike Osborn, the recipient of this year’s Simon Margolis Fellow Award, likes to say, “NRRTS is the best thing that ever happened to me.” Osborn, who co-owns Alliance Rehab and Medical Equipment in Ozark, Mo., with three other ATPs and who serves as the treasu

ATP backlog: UPitt puts up money

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05/17/2019

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

Separate benefit bill 2.0 makes debut

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05/03/2019

WASHINGTON – An updated bill to create a separate benefit within Medicare for complex rehab technology—a long-time goal of stakeholders—has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

Triple play: CRT stakeholders hit Hill with three bills

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05/01/2019

WASHINGTON – A bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab within the Medicare program has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

Senators introduce accessories bill

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04/30/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on April 29 introduced a bill to provide relief for complex rehab wheelchairs and accessories, according to NCART.

NRRTS, CTF push local advocacy

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04/29/2019

LUBBOCK, Texas, and ARLINGTON, Va. — NRRTS and the Clinician Task Force (CTF) are collaborating on a pilot program that encourages suppliers, clinicians and consumers to team up and increase awareness of complex rehab at the local level.

RESNA: Part of something bigger

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04/29/2019

TORONTO – RESNA’s annual conference will be part of RehabWeek this year.

RESNA will be one of six organizations holding its conference as part of the event, June 24-28 in Toronto.

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