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RESNA president: We need to capture interest in health science, technology

September 16, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – RESNA’s new board president, Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET, believes the educational opportunities for students looking to specialize in assistive and rehabilitative technology are approaching “critical mass.”  Here’s what DiGiovine, a clinical professor at The Ohio State University, which is building a new Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology Certificate Program, had to say about the increasing focus in academia on this specialty and...

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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Medicare Advantage, Medtrade, NCART, NCPA, NRRTS, RESNA, Telehealth


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RESNA forms safety group

September 8, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has formed a new wheelchair standards working group focused on warning and driver assistance systems. This proposed standard will encompass all different types of warning and assistance systems, including currently available and conceptual ones. Within this proposed standard, the group plans to include safety requirements, efficacy of different systems and performance requirements. All RESNA standards committees are open to anyone interested in participating in the standards...

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RESNA, NMEDA to host mini-events

June 29, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA and NMEDA will host in-person mini-events in several cities in July as part of the RESNA Virtual Conference. The events will take place in cities like Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle and Orlando, allowing attendees to enjoy an evening with AT friends and to connect with local adaptive driving specialists. Registration for the events, which are free, closes July 11. The RESNA Virtual Conference takes place July 13-15.

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RESNA seeks to revise standards

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RESNA seeks to revise standards

June 24, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA’s Professional Standards Board has proposed revising the organization’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice to make them easier to understand, particularly for people outside of the profession.  RESNA has published a draft revision and put it out for public comment through July 29.  “To me, as one of the people who last revised the document in 2008, it’s clear, but stepping back and re-examining it, it may not be as clear...

Complex Rehab, Julie Piriano, RESNA


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In brief: Quipt expands, ROHC rolls, Withings partners

June 10, 2022HME News Staff

CINCINNATI – Quipt Home Medical has acquired NorCal Respiratory, a provider with three locations in California covering the northern part of the state. NorCal reports unaudited trailing 12-month annual revenues of about $3.2 million and expects adjusted EBITDA of $650,000 post-integration. “We are extremely excited to close the acquisition of NorCal Respiratory, providing us a further expansionary opportunity in California to grow our market share,” said Greg Crawford, chairman...

Encore Healthcare, Healogics, One Drop, OPGA, Quipt, RESNA, Roll on Capitol Hill, SleepRes, United Spinal, Withings


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RESNA releases draft ethics document

June 6, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA’s Professional Standards Board has released a 2022 draft revision of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for public comment. The intent of the revision was to clarify, reorganize/increase efficiency and address challenges that have arisen in applying the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice in recent years. It is not intended to increase the difficulty of maintaining RESNA advanced credentials, the organization says. “By adding clarity, the PSB...

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RESNA elects new board members

June 1, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA members have elected new board members. Officers are President-Elect Jim Lenker, PHD, OTR/L, (8/2022-7/2024); and Secretary Dan Cochrane, MA, MS, ATP (8/2022-7/2024). Board members elected to three-year terms beginning in August are Ana Allegretti, PhD, OTR, ATP; Ed Giesbrecht, PhD, OT REG. (MB); and Seong-Hee Yoon, ATP. The board thanks Secretary Rita Stanley and board members Jen Boger, Alisa Brownlee and David McNaughton for their service to RESNA.

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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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