Orthotics and Prosthetics Introduction for Case Managers


This one hour introductory level course for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, RN, SW, Case Managers and other health care professionals provides an introduction and overview of orthotic and prosthetics specifically for the case manager. This presentation will review the basics of orthotic and prosthetic services and products with regard to Lcodes, functional levels and patient utilization. Basic orthotic devices will be reviewed with a focus on how to determine the most appropriate style and type of device for the individual’s needs. The prosthetic portion will review prosthetic functional levels, patient activities of daily living and prosthetic component options to determine the optimum and most cost effective options for each patient.

Course Syllabus

Course Handout

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify basic orthotic and prosthetic services and products with regard to L-Codes, functional levels, and patient utilization
  • Identify appropriate style and type of orthotic and/or prosthetic devices for individual’s needs
  • Synthesize optimum and most cost-effective treatment options for patients requiring orthotic and/ or prosthetic services

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Domain of OT: Client Factors and Activity Demands

Hanger Clinic is an AOTA approved provider of occupational therapy continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.0 CE Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA APP No: 8417.