The NARA Advantage

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The benefits of a National Association of Rehab Providers & Agencies (NARA) positively impact your organization and the employees within your organization.

NARA offers 2 different memberships:

  1. Therapy provider: organizations providing therapy services to patients in all therapy settings

  2. Associate members: companies providing support via software, supplies and services to therapy providers  

  • NARA eAlerts for legislative and industry updates available for all employees
  • Access to the members only portal for historical eAlerts and complimentary webinars; Elite members have access to all historical webinars
  • Participation in monthly Town Hall calls (not held in May or October due to conferences)
  • Discounts on webinar and conference registration
  • Participation in development of federal legislative and regulatory comments
  • Collaboration with industry peers
  • QUAD A (formerly AAAASF) 10% discount with membership certificate (Rehab Agency certification)
  • Participation in Special Interest Group (SIG) calls, including:
    • Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care
    • Outpatient/Pediatrics
    • Home Health
    • Acute/Hospital
    • Compliance
    • Revenue Cycle
    • Leadership

One key reason organizations choose a NARA membership is because of the vast collaboration opportunities for:

  • All disciplines
  • All settings
  • From birth to end of life

Collaboration happens via:

  • Special Interest Calls
  • Town Hall Calls
  • Live Conferences
  • Committees
  • Regional Coordinators
  • Solutions Partners (aka Therapy Associates)

NARA has long been a strong advocate for the members we serve and the patients they serve. Our lobbyist firm, Williams & Jensen, is our connection on Capitol Hill and to the federal agencies that impact therapy businesses and services. NARA collaborates with other professional and trade associations to co-sign letters to Congressional leaders and CMS. Advocacy is a key component of NARA and we create many opportunities for our members and non-members to individually and collectively advocate for their business, community and patients they serve. Opportunities for advocacy:

  • Submitting individual comments to CMS on proposed rules via NARA provided templates
  • Collaborating with other NARA members to develop NARA's comments to CMS on proposed rules and requests for information
  • Campaigns targeting Congressional members on specific bills  

The one thing you can count on is that healthcare will always change! NARA ensures our members are kept up to date on the latest changes that impact your business. We organize webinars and conferences to provide attendees with innovative and timely sessions addressing challenges, business growth and operations.

NARA hosts 2 live conferences each year:

  • Spring Conference: focus is topics related to legislation and regulation impacting therapy providers. This conference happens in May and is hosted in Washington DC
  • Fall conference: focus is topics related to business operations including staffing, leadership, finance, compliance, documentation, reimbursement, management of resources, providing therapy services, revenue sources, etc. This conference is held in October and is hosted on the West coast in either Las Vegas, Scottsdale or San Diego

Our conferences also include several opportunities of connecting with peers, meeting with solution partners, and earning CEUs for PT, OT, SLP and CHC.  


See what our members say about the value they find in their NARA Membership:

"NARA is a must have membership for Medline for countless reasons.  The major ones that are top of mind for me is the way the members network, the knowledge I obtain about advocacy efforts and the knowledge members share to help me improve our business."

Greg Guinter, Director of Therapy and Rehab Sales, Medline Industries, LP


“It's a tremendous benefit and value to be part of NARA. We look forward to our continued partnership with NARA as we continue to navigate in this never ending world of change that we live in.”

Steven L. Cole, President & CEO, MidSouth Rehab


“We have been very pleased with the membership benefits and find all of the NARA events, webinars, and educational material extremely helpful. 

Katie Jeffery, VP of Rehab Services, NewGen Health


“The real-time connection to regulatory and compliance information through webinars, conferences and access to other members, along with the George Olsen hot-line from Capitol Hill, gives us confidence in running our business.  We know that NARA has our back!”

Denise Norman, President, Transitional Care Management


If you have never been a NARA Member before you can take advantage of the NARA Trial Membership for your organization at a significantly reduced rate of $400 for 1 year!