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IC50: Power Adjustable Seat Height is Both Reasonable and Necessary!

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There is a misconception that power seat elevation is not covered by third party payors, which is inaccurate.  This course will examine the clinical benefits and research in support of a power height adjustable seat, provide clinicians with practical tools to evaluate and document the need for this power seat option; and assist the supplier in reading and interpreting the information in the medical record to determine when to provide a power seat elevation system.

This session is supported by a company with reported interest in the sale of Assistive Technology products. The content has been reviewed by ISS personnel and determined to be appropriate for continuing education purposes.


Learning Objectives:

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



Julie Piriano, PT, ATP/SMS
Pride Mobility Products Corp./Quantum Rehab
Exeter, Pennsylvania
United States

Julie Piriano is a physical therapist, ATP and SMS who has been involved in the seating & wheeled mobility industry for over 30 years. She is a highly proactive resource on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the complex rehab industry and is actively involved with the coverage, coding and standards work groups as part of the Complex Rehab Separate Benefit Initiative.



    1. Yoshioka, S., Nagano, A., Hay, D. C., & Fukashiro, S. (2014). Peak hip and knee joint moments during a sit-to-stand movement are invariant to the change of seat height within the range of low to normal seat height. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 13(27).
    2. Arva, J., Schmeler, M., Lange, M., Lipka, D., & Rosen, L. (2009). RESNA Position on the Application of Seat-Elevating Devices for Wheelchair Users, Assistive Technology. 21(2), 69-72.
    3. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2016). Local Coverage Determination
      Wheelchair Options/Accessories (L33792) Retrieved from

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