RATC addresses ATP concerns

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare's Rehab and Assistive Technology Committee (RATC) plans to recommend that the medical directors revise their requirement that ATPs perform evaluations for certain power wheelchairs beginning April 1, 2008. In a letter to the directors, RATC will recommend that the ATPs must also be licensed/certified medical professionals (LCMPs), said Tim Pedersen, chairman of RATC and CEO of WestMed Rehab in Rapid City, S.D. RATC also plans to write the directors about the access issue it fears the requirement will cause.