Moving the HME Industry Forward


Medtrade has partnered with Quantum Rehab to offer two CEU courses at NO CHARGE to you!

PLEASE READ: To attend one or both of these courses, register for an expo pass or a conference pass first. Then, add the CEU course(s) you’d like to attend. You must register for these courses. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Medtrade customer service that has an important next step—registering with Quantum so they can capture your CEU information.


Clinically Speaking – A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Documentation for Power Seat Options (2HRS/0.2CEU/2.0CEC)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This course will examine the coverage criteria, clinical benefits and research in support of the various power seating functions, provide the clinician with practical tools to consider and incorporate when evaluating and documenting the need for power seat options; and assist the supplier in reading and interpreting the information in the medical record to determine when to provide power tilt, power recline, a combination of tilt and recline; when power ELRs or a power AFP is medically necessary and what is required for power seat elevation to be considered a covered benefit.


The Case for Wheels: Selecting the Clinically Appropriate Base (2HRS/0.2CEU/2.0CEC)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This course builds a clinical and practical foundation to build from when going through the process of selecting the appropriate power mobility device. Participants will begin by starting from the ground up with the physical capabilities and performance characteristics of rear wheel drive, mid-wheel drive, and front wheel drive; gaining an understanding of how each configuration behaves within differing environments. Participants will then interact within small focus groups, working hands-on with interactive technology and actual power wheelchairs, to solve specific challenges that are based out of actual case study. The session finishes with each focus group presenting their experience and findings in a large group setting for open discussion.


Both courses will be instructed by Julie Piriano, PT, ATP/SMS

Julie Piriano has worked in the seating and wheeled mobility industry for the past 33 years. She is VP of Clinical Education, Rehab Industry Affairs and serves as Pride’s Compliance Officer. She presents nationally in the area of seating and wheeled mobility with a focus on the evaluation, documentation and clinical application of available technologies. Julie serves on the RESNA Board of Directors, served on the Professional Standards Board and is an active participant in the Wheeled Mobility and Seating SIG and the PT PSG. She is a Friend of NRRTS, member of the AAHomecare Complex Rehab and Mobility Council, serves on the NCART Medicaid Committee, the DMEMAC Advisory Councils, the board of several State Associations and the Mobility Management Editorial Board. Julie is a highly proactive industry resource on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the complex rehab industry.


Read this Medtrade Monday article to learn even more about these sessions.