Clinically Speaking: Group 2 vs. Group 3 Power Wheelchairs (1hr)


1hr. / 0.1 CEU / 1.0 CEC


April 7th, 2021 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

April 8th, 2021 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

April 12th, 2021 – 5:00pm – 6:00pm

April 13th, 2021 – 8:00am – 9:00am

April 14th, 2021 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Target Audience Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT, PRA, COTA), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS), Reimbursement & Billing Specialists

Course Overview:

This course is intended for Licensed/Certified Medical Professionals (i.e. PT, OT, Physician, Nurse), Rehab Professionals (ATP, SMS, CRTS) and Reimbursement & Billing Specialists.

This course will help clinicians and supplier ATPs understand the nuances of how power wheelchairs work in order to justify the base recommended for their client. We will review the minimum performance characteristics of each power wheelchair group; consider single vs. multiple power capabilities and limitations; emphasize what a non-expandable and an expandable electronics system is and does, and examine the need to operate power seat functions and their operation through the drive input device.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Identify 5 key characteristics of a Group 3 PWC.

  • Identify at least 2 capabilities of an expandable electronics system that a non-expandable system cannot do.

  • Given evaluation findings, rule out a Group 2 PWC base and justify the medical need for a Group 3 PWC base.

Course Level: 

All Levels – A working knowledge of power mobility devices is recommended.


OH PT Approval: 20S2124

OH OT Approval: 161806

Course Code: WEB0720h-8


ProCert: ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 1 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to time (e.g. hours).

Pride Learning Institute

Pride Mobility Products Corp. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. As an IACET Authorized Provider, Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Provider #1307743


Ohio CEU

Julie Piriano, VP, Clinical Education, Rehab Industry Affairs & Compliance Officer at Pride Mobility Products Corp., has worked in the seating and wheeled mobility industry for the past 35 years. She is VP of Clinical Education, Rehab Industry Affairs and serves as Pride’s Compliance Officer. She presents nationally and internationally on seating and wheeled mobility with a focus on the evaluation, documentation and clinical application of available technologies.

Julie served on the RESNA Board of Directors, currently serves on the Professional Standards Board and is an active participant in the Wheeled Mobility and Seating SIG and the PT PSG. She is a Friend of NRRTS, member of the AAHomecare Complex Rehab and Mobility Council, the APTA and the Clinician Task Force. She serves on the NCART Medicaid Committee, the DMEMAC Advisory Councils, the board of several State Associations and the Mobility Management Editorial Board. Julie is a highly proactive industry resource on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the complex rehab industry.

Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements: It is the attendees’ responsibility to complete relevant documentation requirements in order to receive the qualified CEU/CEC associated with this course. Failure to complete all required documentation satisfactorily will result in an invalid certificate.

Quantum Rehab / Pride Mobility Products Corp. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education (IACET), 21670 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 170, Sterling, VA 20166: (703) 763-0705. Provider # 1307743. Valid through 2/28/21.