The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers was incorporated in 1992 by a group of rehabilitation technology suppliers (RTSs) committed to raising the standards of their profession and ensuring consumers receive quality, cost-effective, individualized and function-enhancing equipment. To this end, a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice was established as well as mandatory annual continuing education so Registrants maintain appropriate skills and current knowledge in the field of rehabilitation technology. NRRTS currently has Registrants in all 50 states.

How to Select a Rehab Technology Supplier

Choosing an appropriate rehabilitation technology supplier can be more difficult than you might think. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make this task a lot easier. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make this task a lot easier.

In most cases, you should check with your insurance carrier for a list of preferred providers. Unfortunately, this is not always the way to find the best supplier.

Insurance companies typically seek out a few durable medical equipment (DME or HME) suppliers who are willing to offer the lowest price. Generally speaking, the lower the price, the fewer the services that are available. Sometimes these “bargain-priced” suppliers are skilled at providing rehabilitation technology products and services, but many times they are not.

Usually they are good at two things - low prices and providing basic home medical equipment. This may be acceptable for oxygen or for a bedside commode, where there is no real need for specialized adaptation. However, when you need a power wheelchair or a pediatric wheelchair with specialized seating, the basic DME/HME supplier is generally not the best place to go.

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