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UPitt launches new master's degree to build ATP workforce

July 1, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology will launch a new 35-credit Master of Rehabilitation Technology (MRT) degree in the fall semester of 2020. The goal: focus more on practical applications and the skills necessary for students to seek employment as an ATP in a growing job market. “Given an aging population who want to age in place and people surviving and living longer with disabilities, the demand for ATPs will only continue to grow...

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ATP exams restart

May 15, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Prometric reopened its test centers on May 1, allowing complex rehab professionals to once again sit for RESNA's ATP exams after an almost two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.“The good news is, the ATP falls into that category of essential workers and (passing the exam) is a requirement for Medicare and others,” said Julie Piriano, vice president of clinical education and rehab industry affairs and compliance officer for Pride Mobility Products, and chairwoman...

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Custom Mobility marks dividing line between ATPs, therapists

October 4, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LARGO, Fla. - The issue of ATPs “scribing” or completing medical justification documentation for therapists has come to a head for Custom Mobility.The company recently sent out an email notifying therapists in its area that the practice potentially violates self-referral laws and anti-kickback statues, because it allows therapists to bill for more services and it allows certain ATPs to become referrals of choice.“It has gotten to the point where therapists are telling our ATPs,...

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NSM champions ATPs with new program

September 25, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has launched the NSM ATP Apprenticeship Program. The 12-month program, led by NSM's Training and Development Department, incorporates mentor shadowing, an eight-week online curriculum, monthly assignments and peer-to-peer collaboration calls—all designed to provide a “360-degree learning experience,” the company says. “NSM is proud to invest in the next generation of ATPs,” said Bill Mixon, CEO. “The program is thoughtfully...

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UPitt accepting applications for assistive technology course

September 17, 2019HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Continuing Education (RSTCE) is now accepting applications for its 2020 AT CERT course. The course will cover wheelchairs, communications devices and sensory aids in a blended online and hands-on learning format. “The AT CERT course is moving into its seventh year with more than 200 past attendees who have a near perfect pass rate on the RESNA ATP certification exam,” said Mark Schmeler, PhD,...

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ATP survey paints gray picture

August 17, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH - Complex rehab stakeholders need to recruit more ATPs—stat.Nearly 25% of the current pool of ATPs could be retired in five years, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and NCART.“Retirement does affect the ability to sustain an industry,” said Joy Nix, ATP, CIFT, MS, who created, analyzed and presented the results of the survey, which drew from 236 responses.A healthy pool of ATPs is so important because Medicare and other...

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UPitt, NCART push for demographic information

April 6, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh and NCART are conducting a short survey to provide definition to the complex rehab technology professional landscape.UPitt and NCART were asking ATP-certified supplier and manufacturer representatives to complete the three-page survey, which focuses on demographics and industry background and experience, by April 18. “Basically, every profession does surveys like these every five years,” said Mark Schmeler, associate professor at the University...

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'So comfortable he fell asleep'

July 8, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas - The story of Jairo Torres, a 13-year-old boy who cried every time he was put in his wheelchair, finally has a happy ending.Torres, who has athetoid cerebral palsy, was never comfortable in a “normal” wheelchair because he's most comfortable in a prone position. He was so uncomfortable in a wheelchair, in fact, that he spent most of his time at school on his stomach on a beanbag.“You can take Jairo and force him into a normal sitting position, but you have...

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ATPs thrive amid consolidation

September 18, 2015Tracy Orzel

YARMOUTH, Maine - While personnel cuts often go hand in hand with mergers and acquisitions, ATPs need not worry about job security, stakeholders say.“Sometimes with consolidation, you hear, 'There's going to be layoffs,' or 'We're going to decrease our workforce,'” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART. “You may see some of that when it comes to support staff, like accounting and HR within the company, but the ATP shouldn't really be impacted.”As of August, more than...

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Sunrise Medical launches donation program

May 9, 2013HME News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. - Sunrise Medical has announced the first recipients of its Propel Donation Program, according to a press release. Suheil Aghabi received a power wheelchair from Numotion; and Wallace Choy received a folding manual wheelchair from National Seating & Mobility. The program provides assistance to end users who may not have access to complex rehab products and technology. Each fiscal quarter, the donation committee has an application review process, selecting one or more individuals to...

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