Writing a Letter of Medical Necessity
Terms to use; medically necessary, clinically based, promoting independence, preventing secondary disability, cost-effective, safety.
Terms to avoid; custodial, rehabilitate, developmental delay/disability, speech delay (without a diagnosis such as aphasia), Caregiver convenience.
The Responsibilities of Each Role
Parent needs to
Advocate’s role is to
Health insurance plan’s staff member
Assistive Technology Partners is looking for people with hand weakness or limited hand coordination to participate in a 90-minute focus group to discuss the merits and limitations of a product for phone and tablet users. The product is an attachment to phones and tablets that is designed to provide the user an alternate way to hold their device, as well as provide a means to position the device in a tilted orientation on a flat surface when it is not being held.
Possible diagnoses for participants would include multiple sclerosis, arthritis, stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or functional impairment due to upper extremity injury.
During the focus group discussion, participants will asked to inspect and handle samples of the product mounted on phones and tablets. In addition, some of the samples will still be in the package they come in when purchased.
Participants will be asked a structured set of questions on their thoughts and feelings about the product and its usefulness. There will also be moderated discussions with the group about the value of the product, and other possible uses for it.
As compensation for your time and effort, participants will be given a $50 gift card at the completion of the focus group discussion. We will be asking people who are interested what days would work best for them before deciding on a date and time.
If you are interested or have any questions, please call or email.
Assistive Technology Partners
University of Colorado Denver