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Miller named to NCART exec committee

January 5, 2023HME News Staff

AKRON, Ohio – Johnny Miller has been appointed to the executive committee of NCART. Miller, owner of Miller’s, has served on the NCART board of directors since 2016. “I am honored to again serve on the Executive Committee alongside an outstanding group of industry leaders,” he said. “NCART is poised for an important 2023 as we focus on seeking Medicare coverage for power wheelchair seat elevation and power standing technology. Additionally, I am eager to help with efforts...

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NRRTS searches for new leader 

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NRRTS searches for new leader 

December 28, 2022HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has begun searching for an executive director to replace Weesie Walker, ATP/SMS.  Walker, who has led NRRTS for nine years, will remain involved in the organization, but will focus on the CRT Supplier Certificate Program.  “Few things in life can be more rewarding than supporting the professionals who provide technology for people with disabilities,” Walker wrote in “Weesie’s World” in the latest issue of the organization's...

Complex Rehab, executive director, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)


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NRRTS launches webinar lineup 

December 28, 2022HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS will kick off its 2023 webinar lineup with “What Parents Want CRT Suppliers to Know” on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. EST. During the webinar, a panel made up of parents of children who use complex rehab technology will describe the skills they seek in a supplier, identify their expectations and name three ways the process of providing complex rehab could be improved. “Hearing their firsthand interactions will offer insight on what matters the most to them...

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


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Stakeholders set complex rehab agenda

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Stakeholders set complex rehab agenda

December 16, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Stakeholders have shared a list of complex rehab priorities for 2023, including several holdovers from 2022, like securing Medicare coverage for power seat elevation devices.  On that priority, stakeholders are well on their way, with CMS expected to issue a decision memo on Feb. 15 and, following another comment period, to finalize coverage in May.  “There are next steps,” said Wayne Grau, executive director of NCART. “If (the decision) is...

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Seat elevation study adds evidence to industry’s cause 

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Seat elevation study adds evidence to industry’s cause 

December 9, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH – A new study showing the functional mobility, employment and safety benefits of seat elevation devices is a good example of how large data sets can be used to, hopefully, guide policy and practice, says Mark Schmeler.  The study, published online in Assistive Technology, the official journal of RESNA, in October, pulled findings from the Functional Mobility Assessment tool, which now has more than 13,000 data points.   “This is the first example our industry...

Complex Rehab, Greg Packer, Mark Schmeler, seat elevation, UPitt, US Rehab


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Reliable Medical buys Orbit Medical

December 2, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

MINNEAPOLIS – Reliable Medical Supply’s acquisition of Chicago-based Orbit Medical on Dec. 1 allows the company to diversify its business model without changing its core products and services, says CEO Katie Stevens.  Orbit Medical, like Reliable Medical, is a full-line HME provider that specializes in power mobility and complex rehab, but it focuses on serving the needs of patients who are being discharged from the hospital or who are receiving home health care services.  “They’re...

Complex Rehab, Katie Stevens, Orbit Medical, Reliable Medical Supply


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RESNA announces dates, location for annual conference 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has announced that its annual conference will take place July 24-26 at the New Orleans Marriott. The event, which has the theme “Move to the BeAT of Innovation,” will feature two and a half days of education, networking, product demos, scientific paper platforms, student competitions and roundtables. Registration for the event will open in February. Listen to a full announcement with RESNA President Carmen DiGiovine here.    

Assistive Technology, Complex Rehab, RESNA


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ISS registration opens 

November 15, 2022HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH – Registration is live for the 38th International Seating Symposium, which will be held in person at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on April 13-15. Early bird registration is $779; standard registration, after Feb. 28, is $859. Pre-conference workshop rates are also available: $199 for a half-day and $379 for a full day. The event offers a comprehensive education program with topics like “Denials: Evidence for Practice and Policy Change” and “Standards:...

Assistive Technology, Complex Rehab, International Seating Symposium, ISS, seating and mobility


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Seat elevation takes another step forward

November 4, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Complex rehab stakeholders submitted more than 3,500 comments in support of reconsidering the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include power seat elevation systems.  “Even CMS said it was quite a large number of comments,” said Wayne Grau, executive director of NCART, on a recent industry webcast, “and these weren’t cut-and-paste comments. But there’s still a long row to go here.”  Stakeholders...

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Cara Masselink

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CTF calls for donations

October 28, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – The Clinician Task Force is in the middle of a fall pledge drive to support the organization’s advocacy, policy work and other activities for next year.  The CTF, which is primarily supported through donations from manufacturers and providers, has a goal of raising $125,000, says Executive Director Cara Masselink.  “This year, we’re going to try to brand manufacturer and supplier membership, but also expand our reach with a healthcare organization...

Cara Masselink, Clinician Task Force, Complex Rehab


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