Have you ever given away or taken a loss for equipment to meet your client’s needs? Have you ever “begged, borrowed or donated” equipment to make it work? When CRT professionals are faced with recommending medically necessary items and balancing the tension between client wants, needs and available resources, we find ourselves in a common and uncomfortable scenario. Who takes the lead when you hear “you can’t get that” or “it’s not covered? How do you initiate the tough conversation to ensure informed decision making and engagement happens effectively? This session will equip CRT team members with tools to lead and participate in effective and respectful conversations through discussion, case examples and testimonials to model personalized strategies. You will leave with a tool box of options for reforming your practice, engaging the client/caregivers/family, and generating evidence to advance systems change. Presented by members of the Executive Board of the Clinician Task Force.
The participant will be able to identify 3 aspects of reimbursement disparities for seating and wheeled mobility technologies.
The participant will be able to analyze current practice and areas of conflict between cost, coverage and payment.
The participant will be able to use 3 tools from the presentation to facilitate team conversations that reveal reimbursement barriers and identify how you can implement strategies in your practice.