COVID 19 Resources – Clinical Perspectives and Materials

This page has been updated to provide resources for you during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

If you have questions and don’t find the answer here, please contact Weesie Walker at wwalker@nrrts.org We will try to find the answer for you!


Weekly meetings

Weekly meetings on Thursday at 4 pm EST provide updates to the CRT community. Sponsored by NRRTS, NCART, US Rehab, and Clinician Task Force.

Register in advance

Video Library from previous COVID-19 CRT Updates

May 14, 2020 CRT Update

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May 7, 2020 CRT Update

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April 30, 2020 CRT Update

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April 23, 2020 CRT Update

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April 16, 2020 CRT Update

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April 9, 2020 CRT Update

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April 2, 2020 CRT Update

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Documents to download

ATA_Principles for Delivering Telerehab Sevices_IJT 2017_5.14.20 Covid meeting

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program

Noridian Advance Payment request formNoridian Advance Payment Request Form

CGS Accelerated and Advanced Payment Request Form

CMS Waiver 1135 Request for PT and OT Expansion

COVID-19 CRT Decision Tree

COVID-19 CRT Telehealth Advisory


Links to important updates from CMS

At President Trump’s direction, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended a number of rules so that hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities can boost their frontline medical staffs as they fight to save lives during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

These changes affect doctors, nurses, and other clinicians nationwide, and focus on reducing supervision and certification requirements so that practitioners can be hired quickly and perform work to the fullest extent of their licenses. The new waivers sharply expand the workforce flexibilities CMS announced on March 30.

For a fact sheet detailing additional information on the waivers just announced and previously, go to: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/summary-covid-19-emergency-declaration-waivers.pdf.


CDC Recommendations

CDC recommendations https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/novel-coronavirus-2019-SupplyChecklist_of-N95-Respirators_COVID-19_4_6_20_num.pdf


Consumer-Led Meetings and Information

Rolling through the Covid-19 Pandemic with Madonna Long and Karen Fernbaugh Roy

In this video, Madonna, Karen, Jenny Siegle, and other wheelchair users weigh in and provide tips for staying healthy and safe during the pandemic

Weekly Virtual Happy Hour includes wheelchair users, suppliers, clinicians, and industry leaders. Contact us for more information!


NRRTS Resources for Clinicians and Suppliers (these resources do not apply to the current COVID-19 crisis)


Case Studies

View the complete list of Medical Focus and Rehab Case Study article from previous editions DIRECTIONS


RESNA Position Papers

The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) has published a series of Position Papers which presents evidence, the consensus of experts, and summarizes current research and best practice trends. The purpose of the Position Papers is for Evidence-based documentation.


RESNA Service Provision Guide


Helpful Forms, Charts, and other downloads