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IC39: Conquer the Complexity of Writing a Letter of Medical Necessity

Mobility evaluations for complex rehab are challenging, but beyond the evaluation the thought of completing the required paperwork to gain funding for this equipment is overwhelming. Composing a letter of medical necessity does not have to be as time consuming and daunting as one may think. This course will discuss common fears, teach the components that should be included, and provide tips and tricks for how to make the writing process efficient and effective.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;



Erin Baker, PT, ATP, CPST
Nemours Children's Hospital
Orlando, Florida
United States

Erin Baker has her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Florida and works as a PT and ATP at Nemours Children’s Hospital where she is the head of the seating and mobility clinic. Over the past five years she has run both adult and pediatric seating clinics in the Orlando area. She also received her certification as a child passenger safety technician and helps manage seating needs during transportation.



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    4. Department of Health and Human Services (2009). Medicare Coverage of Power Mobility Devices (PMDs): Power Wheelchairs and Power Operated Vehicles (POVs). Retrieved online from

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