U.S. Rehab has announced its 2024 in-person tech training events, “providing wheelchair repair technicians with the opportunity to receive in-person education and hands-on experience with manual and power wheelchairs from technical trainers representing key vendor partners.”
The training sessions — available to U.S. Rehab and VGM Group members — comprise a Basic Track, described by U.S. Rehab in a Jan. 3 announcement as “best suited for technicians with up to two years of rehab industry experience.” Sessions in the Basic Track lay an “essential foundation” for newer technicians “and an overview of seating and positioning, CRT [Complex Rehab Technology] wheelchairs, and power programming introduction.”
The program’s Advanced Track was created for techs with more than two years of rehab experience and provides “an extensive, in-depth program for experienced rehab techs with an understanding of basic electronics, programming, seating, and positioning.
The training sessions will also focus on improving technicians’ accuracy and efficiency, including reducing client downtime “and ultimately leading to higher satisfaction levels among referral sources and patients alike,” the announcement said. “As an added bonus, these tech training sessions include a dedicated section on mastering the art of proper repair documentation, ensuring maximum insurance reimbursement.”
Tyler Mahncke, U.S. Rehab’s President, said in the announcement, “We are proud to continue offering these valuable in-person tech trainings to help our members provide the training their technicians need from all the top manufacturers in one place to become as efficient as possible. These one-stop-shop sessions help technicians meet the CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] DMEPOS Quality Standards from each member vendor of the products and services our members provide.”
U.S. Rehab has confirmed training sessions in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 6-7); Tacoma/Seattle, Wash. (March 5-6); Hartford, Conn. (April 16-17); and Minneapolis (Sept. 10-11).