Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 3:00 PM- Wednesday, July 7, 2021 3:30 PM
Lead/Instructor: Nicole LaBerge
Session Author: Nicole LaBerge (Hennepin Healthcare)*; Ashley Detterbeck (Permobil); Cara Masselink (Western Michigan University)
Wheeled mobility devices are an integral component for individuals with disabilities; so why is it so difficult to pursue funding? Power seat functions are often highly debated on medical necessity by paying sources and standing is no different. While this form of technology has been offered for many years it is only in the last decade that they have gained popularity. Recent work within the industry has pushed to change coverage regarding power standing. This course will discuss the extensive literature review on standing as well as the push for policy change.