Jill Sparacio, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, ABDA has over 37 years’ experience in occupational therapy, specializing in seating and wheeled mobility. Jill uses Dynamic Seating quite a bit and took a moment to talk with us.Continue Reading
Jessica Presperin Pedersen MBA, OTR/L ATP/SMS is an amazing occupational therapist in the Chicago area who has vast seating and wheeled mobility experience.Continue Reading
You can’t get that funded! If the client can move, they will just extend more! Or they will move out of position! And, there isn’t any evidence that this intervention is beneficial. Are these facts or myths? Michelle Lange will present this Numotion Dynamic Seating Seminar on July 21, 2020.Continue Reading
In the Fall of 2018, a survey was widely distributed through several list serves and numerous emails. The survey was created and distributed by Seating Dynamics with the goal of obtaining information regarding funding of Dynamic Seating components, without bias to any one manufacturer’s products. In this blog, we will summarize key results and the implications for Dynamic Seating provision.Continue Reading
Is it possible to get funding for Dynamic Seating components through Medicare? What about funding for clients who are on both Medicare and State Medicaid? To get the answers, I contacted my friend Andria Pritchett, Executive Director of Clinical Education for Numotion.Continue Reading
Whenever I recommend complex rehab equipment for a client, I need to be aware of the cost of my recommendations. Why? One reason is that my documentation must often include why something less costly will not meet the client’s needs. I often hear from team members who are considering Dynamic Seating interventions but are concerned about the cost of these components and if the equipment is justified, as a result.
Dynamic Seating has many clinical benefits for wheelchair users and those benefits are our primary justification. From there, I do believe we can look at the cost-benefit analysis and find additional justifications.
Dale Thomas is a supplier with National Seating and Mobility in Lexington, Kentucky. He is fairly new to this field, but certainly not to complex rehab equipment, having a young son who has cerebral palsy and uses wheelchair seating and mobility. Dale is a big fan of Dynamic Seating and agreed to talk with me by phone recently.Continue Reading
Our last blog provided suggested general wording to be used in documentation to obtain successful funding for Dynamic Seating components. In this blog, we will look at more specific wording for various applications of the Dynamic Rocker Back Interface. The justifications we provide in a Letter of Medical Necessity will vary with the specific dynamic component as well as the individual reasons the client would benefit from this technology.Continue Reading