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Telehealth: CTF finalizes clinician guidelines

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Telehealth: CTF finalizes clinician guidelines

March 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The Clinician Task Force has released final versions of a decision tree and a clinical paper on using telehealth for the provision of complex rehab technology. Both the decision tree and paper will be distributed through the CTF and NCART.  “The decision tree, we are hoping that people can use it as a standalone reference,” said Cara Masselink, the executive director of the CTF, during a recent CRT industry webinar, “but also with the paper, which describes a whole lot...

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Cara Masselink aims to maximize impact 

February 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The passion that drove Dr. Cara Masselink to pursue a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary health sciences is the same passion that will drive her leadership of the Clinician Task Force, she says. “After I was in a management position for a while, I was advocating for individual people and their needs a lot, and I wanted to make a greater impact,” said Masselink, as assistant professor in the occupational therapy program at Western Michigan...

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Clinicians see pros, cons to telehealth

June 12, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Two clinicians provided a realistic view of what telehealth looks like in practice during a recent webcast sponsored by NCART, NRRTS, U.S. Rehab and The Clinician Task Force.For Jennifer Lewis, telehealth has come in handy for deliveries, but she hasn't used the technology for evaluations, primarily due to insurance restrictions. Lewis, PT, DPT, ATP, of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Services in Myrtle Beach, S.C, works with children with developmental disabilities. Since April,...

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Cathy Carver of CTF shares documentation tips

June 1, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

A big question for complex rehab providers in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic in April: What is the documentation you need to have on file to bill for a claim?Stakeholders were pleased to see CMS waive a number of requirements in the wake of the pandemic, but they were waiting for the agency to provide some kind of guidance on how to operate in a more relaxed environment.“We understand and appreciate the waiving of the in-person encounter (for physicians)—that does go a long way...

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Grant addresses gap in training

October 22, 2015Tracy Orzel

ARLINGTON, Va. - A $49,000 grant has been awarded to Laura Cohen, executive director of the Clinician Task Force, and Barbara Crane, an associate professor of physical therapy at the University of Hartford, to better align seating and wheeled mobility training programs.The one-year grant, awarded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, will be used to develop a curriculum, based on the World Health Organization's/United States Agency for International Development's Wheelchair Service Training Program...

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Separate benefit: Stakeholders spark efforts for 2013

December 7, 2012Elizabeth Deprey

BALTIMORE - Industry stakeholders are ready to “hit the ground running” on a new bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, says Don Clayback.With the 112th Congress coming to a close, NCART gathered representatives from AAHomecare, NRRTS, RESNA, The Clinician Task Force and the United Spinal Association on Dec. 6 to review the progress of this year's bill and map out plans for the coming year.“We've laid great groundwork in 2012, getting the bill introduced and getting...

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