The nation's most experienced and respected seating and mobility clinicians working to improve Medicare coverage guidelines for mobility devices.
"It is important that the right equipment gets to the right people - those who need it to meet the mobility needs arising during the course of typical daily activities. The Medicare coverage policy needs to be revised for that to happen."                                                                                                           ~ Barbara Crane, PhD, PT, ATP
Welcome to Clinician Task Force.
Since early 2011 the Clinician Task Force (CTF) has focused our efforts on increasing clinicians' awareness and recognition of the importance of appropriate access and funding for Complex Rehab Technology for people with disabilities. This is critical in gaining support from the clinical community for the separate benefit category for CRT.

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01/14/05 :: Recommendations “The Clinician Task Force (CTF) submits the following comments on the IWWG report as invited by CMS in the NCA Tracking Sheet for Mobility Assistance Devices (CAG-00274N) on December 15 …”

Posted by Laura On Dec - 4 - 2011 Comments Off on Comments on IWWG Recommendations. READ FULL POST

“The Clinician Task Force (CTF) sincerely desires to support CMS in their move toward functional-based criteria for coverage. To this end, we are submitting detailed recommendations for language changes to Appendix-A, Clinical Criteria for MAE Coverage.

Posted by Laura On Dec - 3 - 2011 Comments Off on Comments on Draft Decision Memo for Mobility Assistance Equipment (CAG-00274N) READ FULL POST

“The Clinician Task Force expressed dissatisfaction today following the release of the new National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Mobility Assistive Equipment.”

Posted by Laura On Dec - 3 - 2011 Comments Off on Clinicians Want “In the Home” Restriction Removed and Recognition of Mobility as a Medical Need READ FULL POST