SPEAKERS

DAYS

WORKSHOPS

Our Speakers

Meet some of our speakers

Don Clayback

Executive Director (NCART)

Don Clayback is Executive Director of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART).

Cara C. Bachenheimer

Esq.

Cara C. Bachenheimer is Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Invacare where she is responsible for the company’s federal lobbying activities with Congress, the Administration and the federal regulatory agencies, such as the Centers for

Julie Piriano

PT, ATP/SMS

Julie has presented nationally for over 30 years in the area of seating and wheeled mobility with a focus on the evaluation, documentation and clinical application of available technologies.

Jay Doherty

OTR, ATP/SMS

Jay has 22 years of experience working in the field of assistive technology with a concentration on complex rehab. Jay has earned his ATP and SMS certifications through RESNA. Throughout his career he has worked in both Rehabilitation and assistive

Ginny Paleg

Pediatric PT

Ginny Paleg is a pediatric PT from Silver Spring, Maryland. She has worked at NIH, HSC Pediatric Center (where she ran a one week intensive program, and was part of the team that started the equipment clinic), adult group homes and in schools.

John Goetz

Director of Govt Affairs

John Goetz is currently the Director of Government Affairs for Permobil. Prior to joining the Permobil team, he was Legislative Liaison for Tennessee’s Medicaid agency (Health Care Finance and Administration/TennCare).

Schedule

A VERY full and exciting schedule.

7:30 AM -
Registration (Prairie Ballroom Foyer) with Refreshments in Exhibit Hall

Registration Foyer Prairie Ballroom (as usual, registration continues throughout the conference)

Star Kids Program Specialists
HHSC Supervisor
Panel will answer questions submitted to TXRPC by 3/7/2017

Discussion of:
New Federal Regulations and Laws Affecting CRT
State Regulations and Laws Affecting CRT
Grassroots projects for CRT Providers
What are the implications for your company!

Cara Bachenheimer | Don Clayback | John Goetz

Systematic Review and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Gait Trainer Use, using ICF and Oxforn CEBM. One section details the GMFCS and GMFM as an outcome measure.

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Ginny Paleg, PT, DScPT

Fun, Food and Beverage plus live entertainment for Attendees, Presenters and Exhibitors-Outdoor Patio.

This course will examine the coverage criteria, clinical benefits and research in support of the various power seating functions, provide the clinician with practical tools to consider and incorporate when evaluating and documenting the need for power seat options; and assist the supplier in reading and interpreting the information in the medical record to determine when to provide power tilt, power recline, a combination of tilt and recline; when power ELRs or a power AFP is medically necessary and what is required for power seat elevation to be considered a covered benefit. The course will include case studies and a hands on component for participants to assess the various power seat functions.

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Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP/SMS

This comprehensive course will examine the questions outlined in the National Coverage Determination for Mobility Assistive Equipment. Attendees will take a detailed look at Medicare’s policy, coverage criteria and documentation requirements. This course will provide the clinician with practical tools to incorporate into the evaluation and documentation requirements and assist the supplier in reading and interpreting the information provided for the equipment that is recommended. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize knowledge obtained during the lecture portion and/or apply general knowledge of Medicare’s mobility assistive equipment (MAE) policy and coverage criteria (i.e. documentation requirements) to the review of case study claim examples to obtain and retain appropriate funding for mobility assistive equipment.

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Julie Piriano, PT, ATP/SMS

Individuals with chronic medical conditions and long-term disabilities who have a permanent need for a wheelchair require a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of their physical, functional and environmental needs to allow clinicians and ATP suppliers to make appropriate Assistive Technology recommendations for a successful outcome.
This course will examine the questions outlined in the National Coverage Determination for Mobility Assistive Equipment; provide the clinician with practical tools to incorporate into the evaluation and recommendation process; and assist the supplier in reading and interpreting the information provided for the equipment that is recommended.

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Jay Doherty, OTR, ATP/SMS

Registration Foyer Prairie Ballroom (as usual, registration continues throughout the conference)

This comprehensive course will examine the questions outlined in the National Coverage Determination for Mobility Assistive Equipment. Attendees will take a detailed look at Medicare’s policy, coverage criteria and documentation requirements. This course will provide the clinician with practical tools to incorporate into the evaluation and documentation requirements and assist the supplier in reading and interpreting the information provided for the equipment that is recommended. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize knowledge obtained during the lecture portion and/or apply general knowledge of Medicare’s mobility assistive equipment (MAE) policy and coverage criteria (i.e. documentation requirements) to the review of case study claim examples to obtain and retain appropriate funding for mobility assistive equipment.

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Julie Piriano, PT, ATP/SMS

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Board Members

Meet our board members

Sandy Cormier

Executive Director

    Ted Metcalf

    Director

      Mick Coffman

      Director

        Cristi Tidwell

        Secretary/Director

          Foster Davis

          President/Director

            Ryan Peebles

            Treasurer/Director

              Peggy Townsend

              Vice President & Director

                Alexis Ward

                Past President/Director

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                  Location

                  • Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park
                  •   5805 Granite Parkway Plano, TX
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                  • (469) 353-5017

                  Reserve your room before March 6 to lock in the $129/night rate