Join etac USA at its next free CEU webinar. Titled “Writing a Successful Letter of Medical Necessity: Justification of Complex Rehab Equipment and Accessories,” it is scheduled to take place Wednesday, June 24, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT.

Presented by Sally Mallory, PT, ATP, CPST, this course will review the definition of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), and the challenges of getting it funded. The essential components of a letter of medical necessity (LMN) will be discussed as will be the definition of “Medically Necessary.”

Many equipment requests are denied because of lack of pertinent information about the client as well as about why the specifically requested equipment was selected for this client. Time will be spent describing the individual components of the LMN in detail with a goal of preventing funding denial. Therapeutic goals, clinical reasoning for specific components and the importance of trialing equipment will be explained in detail, etac explains in a media release.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 4 essential components of a letter of medical necessity.
  2. Define what the term therapeutic goals mean in relationship to CRT.
  3. Give at least three examples of clinical reasoning for equipment options or components.
  4. List 2 available advocacy options.

Mallory, a Clinical Education Consultant for etac USA, is an NDT trained physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical experience, focused on developmental pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitation. She understands the importance of using assistive technology as a means to complement therapy and developmental goals. This includes seating and positioning equipment, mobility equipment, and the use of other means of support for activities of daily living.

The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Association has approved for 1 CCUs for this course.

For more information and to register, visit etac USA.

[Source: etac USA]