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NRRTS becomes iNRRTS 

January 8, 2024HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has announced that it has changed its name to iNRRTS effective immediately. “The additions of Canadian and Australian suppliers to the registry has made it clear to use that the need for quality complex rehabilitation technology does not stop at a geographical boundary,” said Carey Britton, ATP/SMS, CRTS, president of NRRTS. “We are excited to announce our new trade name, which reflects our commitment to advancing the field of complex rehab technology...

Certification, Complex Rehab, iNRRTS, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)


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NRRTS celebrates 30 years

December 13, 2021HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022 by featuring people, memories, accomplishments, struggles and growth once a week for the first 30 weeks of the year.  “We’re proud of what we’ve done, what we’ve become and where we’re going,” said Weesie Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “We still have a long way to go, and we’re dedicated to the continuing support and advancement of CRT suppliers.”  NRRTS...

Anniversary, Certification, Complex Rehab, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)


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RESNA, DMERT Group launch ATP pathway

November 17, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA and the DMERT Group are partnering on a new career pathway to becoming an ATP. They’ve developed a program that will allow DMERT Level 2 Repair Technician Certificate holders to continue their professional career development by gaining the training and necessary skills to successfully become an ATP. “There is a growing need for DME and complex rehab technology repair technicians, as technologies become more intricate and complex,” RESNA stated. “The...

Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Certification, Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), DMERT Group, RESNA


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WellSky earns health IT certification

March 15, 2021HME News Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – WellSky’s Hospice & Palliative V.500 technologies have achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification through the Drummond Group, an authorized certification body. The stamp of approval means the software offers interoperability functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet the criteria of various regulatory programs that require...

Certification, EHR, Health IT, WellSky


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TiLite awarded certification

November 11, 2020HME News Staff

LEBANON, Tenn. - Permobil's manual wheelchair unit, TiLite, has been awarded ISO 13485:2016 certification for product design, development, manufacturing and distribution of its medical device products. “Permobil has created high quality, user-focused medical devices for decades,” said Chuck Witkowski, president of Permobil Americas. “We are passionate about creating our products with the highest standards for safety, performance and reliability that not just meet, but exceed, our...

Certification, Permobil, TiLite


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NRRTS honors registrants, announces new program and partnership

November 10, 2020HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - NRRTS presented its Distinguished Service Award to Tom Simon, ATP, CRTS, of Numotion, and its Simon Margolis Fellowship to Mike Barner, ATP, CRTS, of the University of Michigan Wheelchair Seating Service, and Weesie Walker, ATP/SMS of NRRTS, during the organization's first virtual Annual Open Meeting on Oct. 28. “I first met Simon Margolis at the Seating Symposium in Memphis,” said Walker, executive director of NRRTS. “His vision of an organization that gave...

2020, Award, Certification, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), Numotion, Simon Margolis Fellow, Weesie Walker


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BOC offers three certification exams online

June 3, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation has launched a new remote proctored testing option, allowing candidates to complete their exams online and earn certification. Delivered by BOC test partner PSI, the remote proctored testing option allows candidates to take their orthotic fitter (COF), mastectomy fitter (CMF) or DME specialist (CDME) certification exams from a location of their choice. “Live, remote proctored testing gives candidates the opportunity to take exams...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Certification, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Mastectomy, Online education, Orthotics, Remote testing


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Reporter's notebook: Tackling the scarcity of ATPs, growing the outcomes database

February 3, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Applications for RESNA's ATP certification more than doubled in 2019, says Charlie Raphael, director of certification and education. “Our trend has been to double and we're going to more than double in 2019,” he said. “That is a massive jump in what we've done in the past.” The increase in applications is significant, with a 2018 study by the University of Pittsburgh and NCART projecting there will be a scarcity in the number of ATPs...

Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Certification, RESNA


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NSM takes tech training 'to the next level'

July 23, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has introduced a technician career path and certification program, the first of its kind, the company says. The program establishes a four- tiered technician classification system (associate technician, technician, senior technician and master technician), supported by a certification process. “We value the integral role our technicians play in keeping our clients moving through life,” said Bill Mixon, CEO. “Our new career path and...

Certification, National Seating & Mobility (NSM), tech training


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BOC offers CDME exam

July 24, 2018HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) will hold a DME workshop and exam at BECO Tower II in Owings Mills, Md., on Aug. 29-30. On Aug. 29, Jeff Hedges, CDME, president and CEO of R.J. Hedges & Associates, will give a workshop, “An Introduction to the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist.” On Aug. 30, BOC will offer the CDME exam. The workshop is free, and eligibility requirements for the exam are a high school diploma and 500 hours of experience in...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), Certification, Exam


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