• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

Improving Access to CRT: Assistive Robotic Arms

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 1:20 PM PDT  
Elite 1-3  

This session will discuss improving access to complex rehabilitation technology (CRT), with a focus on assistive robotic arms, innovative technology that assists individuals with upper limb mobility limitations to independently perform activities of daily living. The session will include an overview of the benefits of assistive robotic arm technology and real case examples from attorneys with Disability Rights California who represented individuals in seeking approval of assistive robotic arms from the California state Medicaid program. The discussion will include the challenges and hurdles faced surrounding access to this equipment, lessons learned, and tips and suggestions for others seeking coverage of complex rehabilitation technology and durable medical equipment. Finally, the panelists will provide an overview of the free legal services provided by Disability Rights California, how to access our services, and how to find various materials provided by our agency to assist with appealing coverage denials.

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  • Disability Specific
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Legal
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Insurance
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Assistive robotic arm technology is life changing, but obtaining coverage for this equipment and other CRT can be challenging. The session includes examples and tips from attorneys who assist individuals in accessing such equipment through Medi-Cal.  
Primary Topic
Independent Living  
Secondary Topics
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Law, Compliance, and Policy
  • Mobility
Session Type
General Track  


  • Denise Miller
    Disability Rights California
  • Nicholas Levenhagen
    Disability Rights California
  • Lauren Bakken
    Partners In Medicine

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