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RESNA, NMEDA make it official 

May 18, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has announced that the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is now a Platinum Premier Corporate Partner. The partnership expands an existing working relationship that the two organizations have had for many years. “We couldn’t be happier to sign an official partnership with RESNA,” said NMEDA CEO Danny Langfield. “The goals of our organizations align themselves extremely well and we are excited to take our work with RESNA to the next...

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RESNA publishes position paper

April 27, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – RESNA has issued a new position paper to advocate for increased access to assistive technology for all students with disabilities by defining capacity-building as a significant job responsibility of assistive technology specialists who work in school settings. Unlike ATPs in health or governmental settings, an essential role of ATPs who work in school settings is building the capacity of other school professionals to contribute to the provision of AT services. “We recognize...

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RESNA drives technology conversations

April 22, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA’s upcoming virtual annual conference will focus on emerging technologies, particularly in transportation, and will feature a keynote speech by Kevin Malta, a product manager at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology development company.  Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, operates a commercial self-driving taxi service in the greater Phoenix area called Waymo One.  “He’s an engineer and he’s in...

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RESNA seeks nominations

March 23, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – The RESNA board of directors is seeking nominations for its annual awards recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the field of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering or RESNA. Members and non-members are eligible, depending on the award category, and award recipients are honored at the RESNA Annual Conference, which takes place virtually this year on July 13-15. Award categories include the Leadership Award, the...

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RESNA opens up ATP survey

March 18, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has released its Job Analysis Survey for ATPs, but this time around, it seeks responses from anyone involved in providing assistive technologies.  The purpose of the survey, which is conducted every five years, is to identify tasks and knowledge reflective of the role of ATPs and to keep the certification program updated and relevant to the profession.  “The reason for (opening up the survey) is because we know that the provision of AT services...

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RESNA opens registration for annual conference 

March 14, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – Registration is open for RESNA’s virtual conference on July 13-15. The annual conference, which has the theme “Driving the future of assistive technology,” brings together like-minded professionals from a wide variety of disciplines to exchange ideas about the latest innovations and research in technologies that help people with disabilities lead independent, healthy lives. RESNA made the decision earlier this year to stick with a virtual format in...

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In brief: Apria’s ‘banner year,’ Dynarex’s expanded portfolio, RESNA’s ATP survey

March 4, 2022HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Apria Healthcare has reported net revenue of $296.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, up 0.9% compared to the same period in 2020. Net income was $17 million vs. $25.9 million, down 34.5%.  The company reported net revenue of $1.15 billion for the full year 2021, up 3.3% compared to full year 2020. Net income was $64.9 million vs. $46.1 million, up 40.6%.  “We reported solid fourth quarter financial results and 2021 was a good year for Apria,”...

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RESNA surveys ATPs

March 2, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA is conducting a job analysis for the assistive technology professional (ATP) certification program. The purpose of the survey is to identify tasks and knowledge reflective of the role of ATPs and to develop the specifications for the program. The survey can be completed in approximately 30-45 minutes and does not need to be completed in one session – participants can leave and later return to the survey via the original survey URL.

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RESNA seeks comments on ultralight manuals 

February 9, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has posted a draft position paper called “RESNA Position on the Application of Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs: Literature Update 2021” for a required 60-day public comment period. All RESNA members and stakeholders in the assistive technology community are invited to submit comments. “This paper intends to contribute to the evidence-based practice that we all try to implement on an every-day basis,” RESNA states. “We are combining lived experiences...

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In brief: Home infusion fail, free tests, ResMed CTO

February 4, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Home Infusion Association isn’t surprised by a recent report from CMS that shows a drop in the number of beneficiaries using the Medicare Part B home infusion therapy (HIT) services benefit.  The association says the report shows the benefit has failed to draw sufficient participation from providers to ensure equitable access across the country.  “The Part B HIT services benefit is clearly failing to meet the needs of Medicare beneficiaries,”...

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