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Mobility

Katie Fitzgerald ‘opens doors’ at CTF 

February 16, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

CANTON, Ohio – Katie Fitzgerald says the Clinician Task Force, where she is a new executive board member, is a good place to channel her passions for advocacy, data and what she calls “knowledge translation.”  Fitzgerald, PT, DPT, NCS, teaches in the physical therapy program at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio, but prior to making the switch to academia, she was a clinician for 15 years.  HME News: How did you get interested in specializing in complex rehab technology?  Katie...

Clinician Task Force (CTF), Complex Rehab, Katie Fitzgerald


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Mobility

Rehab Medical hits 100 ATPs 

February 13, 2024HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical now has 100 assistive technology professionals (ATPs), a milestone it recently celebrated at a two-day annual conference in downtown Indianapolis.  “This milestone is a great achievement for us, and we are very proud to celebrate it,” said President Kevin Gearheart. “It is also the first of many milestones we expect to cross. We have an outstanding team, and this is just the beginning.”  Reaching the milestone is instrumental...

Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Complex Rehab, Rehab Medical


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Business Development

Power seat elevation ‘the greatest victory’

February 2, 2024John Andrews

In an industry with a history of hardscrabble policy battles, this year’s allowance of power seat elevation systems represents “the greatest victory for power chair users in recent memory.”  John Wright, executive vice president of sales management and business development for Los Angeles-based Shoprider, said the industry has been asking for coverage for power seat elevation systems for many years “as they recognized the need to improve power chair user independence,...

Complex Rehab, Power seat elevation, Pride Mobility Products, Shoprider


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Greg Packer

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Greg Packer on ‘moral guidance’

January 19, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Greg Packer officially retired from U.S. Rehab at the end of the year, but he continues to have a presence in the complex rehab industry, not only at the company but also at NCART.  Packer has a contract with U.S. Rehab and its parent company, The VGM Group, as a consultant for 18 months and he will serve as president of NCART’s board of directors in 2024 and then as past president in 2025.  Here’s what Packer, whose career also includes roles at...

Complex Rehab, Greg Packer, U.S. Rehab


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ATF Medical launches education series 

January 16, 2024HME News Staff

NEWNAN, Ga. – ATF Medical has launched “Making Complex Simple,” an educational series for case managers. The national provider of complex equipment and adaptive housing programs for the workers’ compensation industry will offer three courses in the first quarter that allow attendees to earn one hour of continuing education for certified case managers and state nursing licenses. “We believe it’s critical to provide credible education on these complex products...

ATF Medical, Complex Rehab, Education, Workers' Compensation


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Mike Peters

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NSM names RCM exec 

January 8, 2024HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has named Mike Peters chief revenue cycle officer. He will be responsible for funding, billing and collections, and payer relations and operations. “Mike’s extensive experience and impressive track record of enhancing revenue cycle performance will be invaluable to our mission and future success,” said Crispin Teufel, who recently took over as CEO of NSM. “His leadership will also be critical in our efforts to advance appropriate...

Complex Rehab, Mike Peters, National Seating & Mobility (NSM), Revenue Cycle Management


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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 puts out call for speakers 

January 2, 2024HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS is currently building out its 2024 education lineup and is looking for speakers to share their knowledge, experience and positive outcomes. The organization’s webinars consist of a one-hour presentation using Zoom by one or more speakers on a specific topic related to complex rehab technology that will benefit its registrants. NRRTS, an accredited IACET provider for CEUs, requires speakers to complete an application/learning design document containing three learning...

Complex Rehab, Education, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS), webcast


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Seth Johnson

Mobility

Stakeholders ask CMS to fix problems with power seat elevation plan 

December 27, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – When CMS is expected to release final coding and pricing for power seat elevation systems in February, complex rehab stakeholders will take a close look to see if the agency incorporated their feedback.  During a recent hearing hosted by CMS, stakeholders provided testimony outlining problems with the agency’s preliminary recommendations, including its decision to categorize power seat elevation systems as accessories.  “We don’t believe it should...

Complex Rehab, Power seat elevation


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Jason Kelln

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Jason Kelln on the ‘stellar nature’ of NRRTS

December 21, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas – For Jason Kelln, being a NRRTS registrant is a badge of honor and one of his main goals as president-elect is to raise awareness about the professionalism of the organization and what it adds to the complex rehab industry.  “The education we provide (and) the advocacy we do for our clients – I want to bring to the forefront the stellar nature of the people in this organization and what we do,” said Kelln, an ATP and CRTS who is the sales manager at...

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