Webinar Topic: Writing a Successful Letter of Medical Necessity: Justification of Complex Rehab Equipment and Accessories

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00PM PST


Sally Mallory, PT, ATP, CPST

Course Description:

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.

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.

About the Presenter:

Sally is an NDT trained physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical experience.  She has worked the majority of this time focusing on developmental pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitation.  Over time, she realized the importance of utilizing assistive technology as a means to compliment 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.

Sally has worked in a variety of settings including the NICU, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, school, and home settings.  She has also had her own consulting business. Sally has worked as a trainer and educator for major international equipment manufacturers.  She has lectured nationally and internationally on equipment and the proper selection of equipment based upon the clinical assessment.  Sally is a Clinical Education Consultant for Etac – US.

CEU information:

NRRTSCE is certifying the educational contact hours of the program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Approval for 0.1 CEUs for each course has been received.

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


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