NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2018) – Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) Solutions provider, National Seating & Mobility (NSM), has joined the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) as a Bronze Corporate Partner. The partnership is representative of NSM’s ongoing commitment to public policies protecting individuals’ access to power and manual complex wheelchairs and other mobility-related products.
“We have been impressed by the scale, capability and effectiveness of AAHomeCare in representing the critical areas of our industry,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “With specialists on staff and relationships with respected advisors, the association is a credible presence on the front lines on Capitol Hill and at state and federal agencies. We are proud to partner with them in the fight to represent the CRT industry, and we look forward to working together to also impact the mobility industry and the AccessNSM clients we serve.”
Corporate sponsorships, such as the partnership with NSM, strengthen AAHomecare’s impact in areas such as payor relations, value-based reimbursement models and research. Sponsorships also support the association’s legislative and regulatory representation of the CRT industry
“It’s gratifying to have a leader like NSM endorse our public policy efforts in such a significant fashion,” said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president & CEO. “Their expertise in the Complex Rehab Technology and home access markets will be particularly important in helping us set and achieve policy priorities related to these and other mobility products. Additionally, NSM’s national presence, with hundreds of locations in 44 states, will add considerable strength to the CRT sector’s grassroots advocacy capabilities.”
“We view AAHomecare as part of the total advocacy strategy the CRT community should have,” said Mixon. “CRT suppliers and manufacturers need a strong partner to fight for sustainable reimbursement rates and sensible regulatory policies. We believe AAHomecare has the ability to offer the necessary level of focus inside of the larger umbrella of issues they represent and are counting on the association’s ability to leverage its size and capabilities for the benefit of the CRT community. NSM intends to be at the table with AAHomecare and NCART and the proof of our impact will be in the outcomes achieved around the most critical CRT issues.”
About National Seating Mobility
National Seating & Mobility is the nation’s premier Complex Rehab Technology Solutions provider, partnering with physicians, therapists and clients across the U.S. to design customized innovative mobility, rehabilitation and adaptive product solutions for individuals with disabilities. Founded in 1992, the company has grown from five locations to a national network of professional Assistive Technology Providers (ATPs). National Seating & Mobility has earned the highest professional accreditation from the independent, not-for-profit, The Joint Commission. As preeminent accrediting body for U.S. healthcare organizations, The Joint Commission maintains unrivaled industry standards. For more information visit nsm-seating.com.
About the American Association of Homecare
The American Association for HomEcare represents durable medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and others in the homecare community that serve the medical needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen systems, wheelchairs, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, and other medical equipment and services in their homes. Members operate more than 3,000 homecare locations in all 50 states. Visit www.aahomecare.org.