Our Featured Presentations

Nathan A. Sprunger, MSPO, CP
TASKA Hand Certification Course
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1:00pm-5:00pm

Join Motion Control and Fillauer for a fact filled four hours of the latest in Upper Extremity Prosthetics. Fillauer will present the NEXO system, the latest in lightweight, easy to fabricate body powered prostheses. Motion Control will discuss myoelectic control and adjustment with the iOS (Apple) based User Interface and the Taska hand. Taska is the most robust multi-articulating hand on the market. And it is water-resistant! Learn more about the features of the Taska Hand and use of the User Interface. Attendance for the entire course will be required for Taska certification.

Nate earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh, with a focus on Pathokinesiology. He continued his education, receiving a Master of Science degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics, also from the University of Pittsburgh. Nate has been actively involved in research throughout his career, with a focus on prosthetic outcomes and upper extremity systems. Nate is a Certified Prosthetist through the American Board for Certification. In recent years, Nate has been working with the pediatric population. Nate was excited to join the Motion Control division of Fillauer as a clinical educator in October, 2017

Functional Solutions for Partial Hand Amputations
10:00am-12:00pm

Most upper-limb amputations are traumatic in origin, and 94 percent of them occur at the fingers and metacarpals. Naked Prosthetics will be addressing partial-hand amputation, finding a solution and how our prostheses are engineered for strength. The partial-hand amputee population consists of predominantly working-age men (86%) who generally experience traumatic amputations in the workplace. This population has historically been under-served in the prosthetic world, often because patient-care providers are unaware of a functional solution that is appropriate for their specific needs. Naked Prosthetics will be addressing the demographics of this population, current solutions available on the market, and how our prostheses in particular are designed with this population in mind.

Citizen Preparedness
Tech Sergeant, Matt Kassel, Army National Guard, NY Citizens Preparedness Corps
Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:30am-12:30pm

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps gives residents the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. New York National Guard troops, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel, are holding classes across the state.

Are Insurance Denials Preventing You From Fitting Your Patients with the High-Technology Prostheses they Need and Deserve?
William Lifford, CP
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps gives residents the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. New York National Guard troops, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel, are holding classes across the state.

This course will help you increase your success in appealing both private insurance pre-authorization denials and Medicare denials.

William Lifford, CP, is a Certified Prosthetist since 1999 and he is specialist in appealing insurance denials for prostheses and orthoses.   William has won hundreds of appeals at all Medicare levels (Redetermination, Reconsideration, and Administrative Law Judge) as well as with all the major insurance companies in the NY area.

In the first hour, the course will cover:

· how to present your patient’s story

· how to figure out the real reason for denial

· coverage criteria for Medicare and other major insurers

· how to “start at the end” by organizing your exhibits

· how to use GOD statements to help the reviewer come to the conclusion you want

The second hour will focus on case studies… going through actual insurance denials and showing how the methods presented in the first hour produced positive results.