Disruptive Technologies in Prosthetics


About this event

1 CE hour approved for:
  • Nursing: RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA nationwide
  • Nursing Certifications: CCM, CRC and CDMS nationwide
  • Adjuster: AK, AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MS, MN, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT
  • CA Adjuster: WC Post-Designation
Pending Course Approval
  • FL PT
  • FL OT
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Adjuster MN, RI

Course Objectives:

  • An overview of conventional prostheses will be discussed in order for the claims professional to understand the limitations prosthetists are attempting to address in their daily fittings.
  • The claims professional will be introduced to three different technologies that are making significant impacts to the claimant’s functional abilities and return to work goals. They will learn the basics about osseointegration, the Luke Arm and CoApt Pattern Recognition.
  • The indications and contraindications of these new technologies will be discussed in order to determine if the claimant is a candidate for the new technologies.
  • Costs and frequency of replacement associated with each of these new technologies will be outlined in order to assist in setting reserves for prosthetics with these different styles.
  • The claims professional will be educated on future technologies prosthetics that are currently in the investigational phase in order to anticipate potential changes in the types of prostheses being requested. 

About the presenter

Jennifer McCarthy, CP, Clinical Review Manager
Jennifer McCarthy, CP, Clinical Review Manager Image

Jennifer leads the amputee rehabilitation program by providing clinical oversight via peer-to-peer outreach and developing educational strategies to optimize outcomes for amputees. Jennifer collaborates with prosthetists providers and injured workers to conduct thorough evaluations to justify and determine the most appropriate devices that meet the unique needs of injured workers. Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience in advanced prosthetics fittings and development. She has created and delivered multiple educational programs for prosthetists, nurses and nurse case managers. She has also served as an examiner and on the ABC Prosthetics Exam committee.

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