You must speak with your Therapist about what types of AT might benefit you or the individual in need of AT.
** Ability Unlimited does not suggest the types of devices/accessories for anyone; these recommendations must come from a professional who is familiar with the patient’s needs and the device/s being recommended.
Ability Unlimited can assist you with finding professionals to complete the evaluation and sample evaluations for assistive technology – the following specific guidelines set in place by DMAS, must be included, as stated below.
Proving medical necessity for a device is imperative to Assistive Technology requests. Keep that in mind as your therapist completes your request.
Who should write the request? See Guide below:
Who should write the request? See Guide below in PDF:
|Examples of Assistive Technology Devices (not a comprehensive list)||Professional Evaluation Required|
|Organizational Devices||Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist|
|Computer Software or Communication Device||Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist|
|Orthotics, such as Braces for Hands, Arms, Feet, Legs, etc.||Physical Therapist, Physician, or Orthotist|
|Writing Orthotics||Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist|
|Support Chairs||Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist|
|Specialized Toilets||Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist|
|Other Specialized Devices/Equipment||Physician, Speech Language Pathologist, Behavioral Consultant, Psychologist,
Psychiatrist, Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist, depending on the Device or Equipment
|Specially Designed Utensils for Eating||Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist|
|Weighted Blankets or Vests||Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, or Behavioral Consultant|
Note: Your primary doctor can write the Letter of Medical Necessity if you are requesting an environmental modification.
Once your therapist has sent us the written evaluation for the recommended assistive technology, Ability Unlimited will request a DMAS-352 form from your primary care doctor, we will ask your doctor that they review the evaluation, complete the form, sign and date at the bottom of the form, as well as on the evaluation below the therapist’s signature in agreement of medical necessity.
Once we have all documents signed and returned, the request is packaged and a clinical aligned with the DMAS regulations is written prior to submission.
Is the submission to a DMAS authorized agency for review and an approved authorization or denial?
If you are assigned an MCO it will be sent to your chosen one.
If you are not in an MCO and enrolled in a program such as HIPP; your request are sent to: