How to Apply for our Products in Your Country
by Trine Roald - Head of Medical Marketing on November 2
You have decided on applying for one of Made for Movement’s helping aids to improve your child’s quality of life. Decision made - now what?
There is one last hurdle left to clear: how to apply for the product with financial support. You may have read or heard that you are eligible for reimbursement, but this merely sparks more questions: Who should I be contacting? Which resources are available? Does my country have a system in place for reimbursement?
We have guided many of our customers through this process, with representatives based in almost 30 countries prepared to offer support at all stages of your application - from finding your local authority to receiving the product. So here is a few pointers to get you started.
Reimbursement options differ from one country to the next, so before putting pen to paper take a moment to assess the lay of the land where you are. This will help to make the application process seem a lot less daunting and prevent you from falling into bureaucratic dead ends further down the line.
As mentioned, Made for Movement has representation in multiple countries - so there is a good chance you will be able to get advice from a consultant local to you. Our consultants are well trained to deal with any concerns you may have at any stage of the application process. So get the ball rolling by finding and contacting your local Made for Movement representative.
We advise that you involve a professional early on to help you with the process. This could be a physician, doctor, occupational therapist or physical therapist. They will be able to assess your child’s specific needs and shed further light on which of our products (NF-Walker, Innowalk and Innowalk Pro) are most suitable. Most likely, you will have already worked this out for yourself, but support and knowledge from a professional is always helpful and sometimes required.
If you have spoken to one professional and are still not sure, don’t be afraid to ask for a second opinion. This is an important decision - both financially and for your child - so there is no harm in taking some time to make the correct call.
The other advantage of consulting with a specialist is that they may have previous experience of helping parents apply for the equipment, in which case they should be able to help you with your application, too.
When it comes to accessing the form, again, it varies from country to country. But there is a few common ways this can be achieved.
- Through a therapist or health professional (if you have taken the advice of the previous paragraph then this should be straightforward)
- By visiting your local governmental office
- Online: depending on where you are based, it should be possible to access and complete the form online
Examples of application processes
We have collected information from four of the countries we provide helping aids and support. Please use the links below to access detailed descriptions of the respective application processes for these countries.
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