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AAP 2018

Getting Needed Equipment for Your Patients: Demystifying the Documentation Process for Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT)

Friday, February 16
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Greenbriar

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Brad Dicianno

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh & Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Brad Dicianno, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is the Director the Adult Spina Bifida Clinic and Medical Director of the Center for Assistive Technology at UPMC. Clinically, he treats the assistive technology and rehabilitation needs of individuals with complex disabilities including spina bifida. He is the Chair of the Professional Advisory Council and Associate Medical Director of the Spina Bifida Association and a member of the Clinician Task Force.

Dr. Dicianno also holds a Masters Degree in Bioengineering and completed an NIH K12 Career Training Program through the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program.His research interests focus on developing and studying interventions targeted to improving health and wellness in individuals with complex disabilities (assistive technology, mobile health, telemedicine, and preventative care programs). He is the Medical Director and COO of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, which is a VA Center of Excellence on Wheelchairs and Associated Rehabilitation Engineering.

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Laura Cohen

Principal
Rehabilitation & Technology Consultants

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Cathy Carver

Physical Therapist
UAB/Spain Rehabilitation Center

Cathy Carver PT, ATP/SMS is physical therapist who has been evaluating, fitting and training primarily adults with all levels of disabilities for seating and mobility equipment for the last 14 years of her 21 year practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a reviewer for Alabama Medicaid doing reviews for medical necessity for clients requesting funding for pediatric or adult custom wheelchairs and providing clinical input to Alabama Medicaid regarding DME. She is on the Executive Board of the Clinician Task Force (CTF) and has lead the team of therapists with the CTF to develop educational material to train medical professionals on how to do required documentation to provide appropriate mobility equipment within Medicare’s Policies.

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