Jerry Coverdale, OTD, OT/L, CHT
Jerry Coverdale, OTD, OT/L, CHT is Director of the Hand Rehabilitation division of Advantage Medical in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. He has diligently served his profession by serving on the board of the American Society of Hand Therapists for over twelve years where he had the privilege of being the President in 2011. Mr. Coverdale was an original member of the L-codes task force, which was responsible for getting new L-codes for upper extremity custom fabricated orthoses accepted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He has been a strong advocate in protecting the rights of occupational and physical therapists to fabricate and be reimbursed for custom upper extremity orthoses. Mr. Coverdale has given numerous presentations on hand rehabilitation, orthotics, and coding /reimbursement. He has developed an expertise in the area of hand rehabilitation program development and mentoring young therapists in the art and science of hand rehabilitation.