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Clinician Task Force gets new leader

January 24, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. - After being under the same leadership since it was founded 14 years ago, the Clinician Task Force has a new executive director and a new governing structure.Cathy Carver, PT, ATP/SMS, who runs the wheelchair and seating clinic at UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center in Birmingham, Ala., became executive director on Jan. 1. She replaces Laura Cohen, PhD, PT, ATP/SMS, a principal at Rehabilitation & Technology Consultants, in Arlington, Va.“I'm going to be pursuing new challenges,”...

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Task force teases out issues

October 30, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Clinician Task Force (CTF) has given stakeholders more ammunition in their fight to stop CMS from applying competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.The CTF in September wrote a letter to Reps. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., and John Larson, D-Conn., sharing examples from clinicians of how the cuts have impacted their ability to provide the most appropriate equipment to Medicare beneficiaries.“It is very clear to those of us who routinely evaluate...

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Task force pushes curriculum

March 27, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The Clinician Task Force provided “a taste” of its entry-level seating and wheeled mobility curriculum for academic programs at an American Physical Therapy Association meeting in mid-February.A topic at the meeting, also organized by the Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy: a new education center being launched by the ANPT that will eventually house the curriculum online.“The idea is to make the curriculum available at no cost or low cost to academic programs,” said...

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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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PMD template: Time to re-engage, stakeholders say

December 6, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - A proposed electronic clinical template for power mobility devices (PMDs) is now being tested. As part of a pilot project that kicked off in November, CMS has begun allowing physicians to use the template to collect relevant information while evaluating a patient's mobility needs.“It's really important that DME and complex rehab suppliers become engaged in this process,” said Laura Cohen, executive director of The Clinician Task Force. “It's going to be finished...

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