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NCART, NRRTS announce dates for fly-in 

May 2, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS will host a virtual congressional fly-in on Sept. 14. “This annual CRT-focused advocacy event keeps the CRT community connected with Capitol Hill and creates an opportunity to talk with Congress about ongoing issues that are impacting access,” NCART stated in a bulletin. “We will be holding the fly-in virtually and are excited that advocates will be able to deliver important messages to their members without leaving their homes or offices.”...

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NRRTS seeks committee members, growth

April 29, 2022Tracy Orzel

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has been holding steady at about 1,000 registrants for the last few years—no more, no less—which is why the organization is launching a new committee to develop strategies to increase its ranks.  “We thought we needed to take a different look at how we actually presented ourselves to the ATP community, the manufacturer community and the therapist community, and really put together some good talking points about who we are, what we do and what...

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NRRTS names photo contest winners 

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NRRTS names photo contest winners 

March 28, 2022HME News Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has announced the winners of a digital photo contest to promote the complex rehab profession and wheelchair users. Todd Hargroder won in the glamour division for his photo “Todd at the Beach”; Mary Kay Walch won in the lifestyle division for her photo “Brea at the Aquarium”; and Barbara Crume, PT, ATP, won in the CRT division for her photo “Mike Edney, ATP, CRTS Working on Tyler Freeman’s Wheelchair.” “Congratulations to...

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Stakeholders help secure extension for telehealth

March 18, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Complex rehab stakeholders helped to make sure that a recently passed omnibus bill extending telehealth services beyond the public health emergency included physical therapists and occupational therapists.  The bill, signed by President Biden on March 15 and passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate the week prior, extends telehealth services for 151 days beyond the PHE.  “This is a positive development for protecting remote services for people...

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Q&A: Michelle Harvey

February 18, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – In two years, NRRTS has increased its registrant count in Canada to more than 270, including Michelle Harvey. Harvey, the long-term care and pediatric sales manager for HME, a company based here, is also one of five registrants from Canada who now sit on the NRRTS board of directors. She spoke with HME News about why being a NRRTS registrant is increasingly popular in Canada, despite it being voluntary.  HME News: Why did you take the extra step of becoming...

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Reporter’s notebook: Education, resources abound 

February 1, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NRRTS is working on the fifth course for its CRT Supplier Certificate Program, Weesie Walker, executive director of the organization, announced in December.  Once complete, the organization will also offer courses 1-5 as a module.  “This is something that the industry has needed for a very long time,” she said of the certificate during a Dec. 14 webcast. “The subject matter expert group has put a lot of time and effort into producing the highest quality content to...

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NRRTS reflects on connection

January 21, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS marks its 30th anniversary in 2022 and despite a pandemic that has basically eliminated in-person events for nearly two years, the organization and its registrants are closer knit than ever, says Weesie Walker.  Much of that has to do with the organization creating an increasing number of opportunities for registrants to connect remotely, including through an online education program that now comprises nearly 200 sessions and articles.  “We’re...

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What’s the industry’s stake in Build Back Better?

December 17, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association’s Alexandra Bennewith, who has been working in Washington, D.C., for close to 25 years, says she’s never seen anything as comprehensive for home and community-based services for the disability community as the Build Back Better legislation.  “It would be truly life changing for so many people,” said Bennewith, vice president, government relations, for the association.  Here’s what Bennewith had to say about...

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In brief: Woman of the Year, new Inogen CFO, Bleep funding

December 17, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Katie Stevens, CEO of Reliable Medical Supply, was named the 2021 HME Woman of the Year during a virtual presentation hosted by VGM on Thursday.  “There is no better recognition,” said Stevens, who became CEO of the Minneapolis-based company in 2020 following a long career with a national complex rehab provider.  HME News featured Stevens and Reliable Medical Supply in this story in September.  This year’s award drew 64 nominations...

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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...

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