Quantum Rehab to Offer CEU Courses at Medtrade

The power wheelchair manufacturer will offer two new continuing education classes at the October 15-17 conference.

Quantum Rehab and Pride Mobility Products Corp. will provide new opportunities for Medtrade 2018 attendees to earn continuing education units (CEUs) at no additional charge during the Oct 15-17 conference, which will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Julie Piriano, PT, ATP/SMs, vice president of Clinical Education and Industry Affairs and Compliance Officer at Quantum/Pride will lead two sessions from which attendees can choose: “The Case for Wheels: Selecting the Clinically Appropriate Base” and “Clinically Speaking: Evaluation and Documentation for Power Seating Options.”

Attendees of “The Case For Wheels” can learn ways to help patients select the appropriate power mobility base, focusing specifically on the differences between rear-, mid-, and front-wheel drive chairs.

“There are a lot of misconceptions about what the various base configurations can and can’t do — in terms of indoor performance, outdoor performance, and ease of use,” Piriano explained in a public statement from Medtrade.

“Clinically Speaking” will address power seating options, specifically how Medicare’s Prior Authorization shapes the evaluation process for power seating. Piriano said she believes that prior authorization can be effective, but also contended, “There are a number of medical reasons why individuals with disabilities would use power tilt, power recline, or power tilt and recline in combination, that are well outside of Medicare’s coverage criteria.” This class gives attendees the chance to discuss the reasons why power seating options are invaluable to people with disabilities, even if those reasons fall outside of Medicare’s coverage and criteria.

Both classes offer .20 CEUs to PTs, OTs, and ATPs who work with HME providers. To sign up for the Quantum classes, register for Medtrade 2018 at bit.ly/2IMh1bc and then follow the instructions for next steps on how to receive your CEUs.

About the Author

Leila McNeill is the Associate Editor of HME Business and Mobility Management magazines. She can be reached at LMcNeill@1105media.com.

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