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Funding Team Process

The Funding Team

The funding process can seem difficult and sometimes even frustrating, but when you understand the process and have a team to support you, funding a stander can be much less stressful. At EasyStand we want to provide you with some of the resources to help with this process. One of these is understanding the team dynamic behind the funding process.

Consumer/end user

  • As the leader, they need to follow the progression of the funding process through its conclusion
  • Choose a complex rehab technology supplier
  • Be aware of the medical need to stand or research the benefits of standing
  • Specify wants and needs for standing device
  • Trial and determine the standing device
  • Be present for the final adjustment
  • Appeal if necessary (the consumer or legal guardian must start the process)
  • Follow through with standing program (once device is received/adjusted) to achieve expected outcome


  • Assume the role of the consumer (if consumer is a minor or unable to perform the task)
  • Provide support and feedback to the team on transfer techniques/activities of daily living, etc.

Rehab technology supplier

  • Provide trial standing device or request a demo with a local manufacturer’s rep
  • Offer expertise on standing device and available options
  • Acquire prior authorization with the funding source
  • Assemble, deliver and adjust device for proper fit
  • Assist with the appeals process as necessary


  • Determine medical clearance for the consumer to stand
  • Clinician recommends weight bearing/standing device and program
  • Clinician reviews standing device options and makes recommendations
  • Clinician writes the letter of medical necessity(LMN), including trial process
  • Physician usually co-signs the therapist’s LMN or writes an additional prescription
  • Clinician usually attends and assists in the final adjustment of the standing device
  • If the standing device is denied, clinician writes addendum or new LMN and/or attends appeals hearing
  • Clinician should monitor the client’s ongoing standing program