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Letters of Medical Necessity


WHAT SHOULD BE IN A LETTER OF MEDICAL NECESSITY?

A skillfully drafted letter of medical necessity is an essential part of a request for funding for assistive technology. A letter of medical necessity, whether being submitted to the Department of Human Services, a private insurance company or other funding source, should contain the information needed to convince the reader that the requested assistive technology is necessary to meet the medical needs of the person for whom the assistive technology is being requested. This fact sheet is intended as a guide to preparing such a letter of medical necessity... » Read More


PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need. » Read More

Letters of Medical Necessity (Team Rehab #17)
From understanding who is making the funding decision to painting the best picture of the beneficiary’s need, the complexity of the letter of medical necessity can be minimized by addressing specific issues. » Read More
By Sarah Rollman, MSA, JD

Letters of Medical Necessity: When your doctor becomes a partner in advocating for your child
By disability mom, on April 4th, 2011
Federal laws state, in no uncertain terms, that your state Medicaid provider cannot deny, limit or reduce what your physician says is “medically necessary.” » Read More

Preparing Letters of Medical Justification
Key Components That Will Support the Need for Durable Medical Equipment Through Medicaid and Other Third Party Insurers
Newsletter of the ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Advocacy Project » Read More

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