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Documentation Basics : A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant

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2nd
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9781617110085

ISBN10:
1617110086
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/15/2012
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Slack Incorporated
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Summary

Complete and accurate documentation is one of the most important skills for a physical therapist assistant to develop and use effectively. The new Second Editionof Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistantcontinues the path of teaching the student and clinician documentation from A to Z. Mia Erickson and Rebecca McKnight have updated this Second Edition to reflect changes of the American Physical Therapy Association and the ever-evolving profession. Updated inside Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition: The discussion on integrating disablement into documentation The discussion on how a PTA can show medical necessity and need for skilled care The discussion on using documentation to communicate with other providers Writing the assessment and plan to coincide with the initial documentation Sample notes completed on forms More examples and practice, including physical agents, school-based services, pediatrics, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and interventions consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Medicare reimbursement in different settings The importance of consistent, reliable, and valid measurements How to improve communication and consistency between documentation by the PT & the PTA The discussion on disablement has also been updated, shifting away from the Nagi Model toward the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). In addition, the PTA Normative Model has been integrated throughout to include more information on clinical decision making. New inside Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Edition: Navigating the PT plan of careā€¦A step-by-step model for PTAs to use as they navigate the initial PT documentation and plan of care How the PTA uses the PT goals from the initial examination and evaluation Positive and negative aspects of using electronic documentation and a discussion on integrating SOAP notes and the problem-oriented medical record into electronic documentation Sample notes and discussion of documentation in school-based settings, early intervention, skilled nursing settings, in-patient rehabilitation, and direct access Medicare Parts C and D Cash-based services and pro bono services Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. Documentation Basics: A Guide for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Second Editionis the perfect guide for all physical therapist assistant students and clinicians who want to update and refine their knowledge and skills in documentation.

Author Biography

Mia L. Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT, ATC is currently an Associate Professor and Co-Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at West Virginia University. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and athletic training from West Virginia University. She received a master of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1996 and completed her doctoral degree in education at West Virginia University in 2002. She participates in clinical practice in Fairmont, West Virginia in outpatient hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.     

Rebecca McKnight, PT, MS received her bachelor’s of science degree in physical therapy from St. Louis University in 1992 and her post-professional master of science degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 1999. Rebecca taught at Ozarks Technical Community College for 14 years, serving as program director for 9 of those years. Ms. McKnight is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and is a former chair of the PTA Educators Special Interest Group of the Education Section. She has spoken at many national meetings on Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum design and programmatic assessment. She is the 2009 recipient of the F.A. Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator.    

Rebecca has recently begun a consulting business with her husband (Reach Consulting) and provides consultation related to curriculum design, development, and assessment to physical therapist assistant programs nationwide.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Acknowledgements About the Authors Preface Chapter 1. Physical Therapy and Disablement Mia L. Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT, ATC Chapter Objectives Defining Health and Disability The Nagi Framework The ICF Physical Therapy and Disablement: Going Beyond Impairment Disablement and Documentation Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 2. Reasons for Documenting Mia L. Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT, ATC Chapter Objectives Legal and Ethical Responsibility Record Patient Data Record Patient Care Provide Proof That Care Is \u201cReasonable and Necessary\u201d Skilled Care Demonstrate the Clinical Decision-Making Process Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 3. Documentation Formats Mia L. Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT, ATC Chapter Objectives Narrative Problem-Oriented Medical Record SOAP Notes Functional Outcomes Reporting Templates and Fill-In Forms The Electronic Medical Record IDEA, IFSPs, and IEPs Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 4. The Physical Therapy Process Rebecca McKnight, PT, MS Chapter Objectives Introduction The Physical Therapy Process Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant Roles Coordination, Communication, and Documentation Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 5. Interpreting the Initial Evaluation Rebecca McKnight, PT, MS Chapter Objectives Introduction Utilizing the Physical Therapy Documentation SOAP Initial Evaluative Note How to Use the Initial Evaluative Note Additional Questions to Answer Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 6. Basic Guidelines for Documentation Rebecca McKnight, PT, MS and Mia L. Erickson, PT, EdD, ATC, CHT Chapter Objectives Documentation in Physical Therapy Basic Principles Top 10 Reasons for Denials From Payers Documenting Patient Care Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 7. Writing the Subjective Section Rebecca McKnight, PT, MS Chapter Objectives Introduction Where Does It Come From? Problem (Pr) Subjective (S) Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 8: Writing the Objective Section Rebecca McKnight, PT, MS Chapter Objectives Introduction The Interim Note Intervention Provided Data That Indicate That It Is Safe for the Patient to Participate in the Selected Interventions Patient\u2019s Response to Physical Therapy Intervention Provided Structure/Organization of O General Tips Tips for Documenting Interventions Provided Tips for Documenting Results of Data Collected Types of Data Collected Describing Patient Function Observations Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 9. Writing the Assessment and Plan Rebecca McKnight, PT, MS Chapter Objectives Introduction Importance of Documenting the Assessment Explanation of How the Data Demonstrate the Patient\u2019s Response to Intervention Patient\u2019s Progress Toward Goals Plan (P) Pulling It All Together Structure of an Interim SOAP Note Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 10. Payment Basics Mia L. Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT, ATC Chapter Objectives What Is Reimbursement? Types of Payment Documentation and Reimbursement Review Questions Application Exercises Chapter 11. Legal and Ethical Considerations for Physical Therapy Documentation Mia L. Erickson, PT, EdD, CHT, ATC Chapter Objectives Introduction Patient Privacy and Confidentiality Fraud and Abuse Risk Management Establishing Documentation Requirements Review Questions Chapter 12. SOAP Notes Across the Curriculum Goniometry Strength Assessment Therapeutic Exercises Transfers Tilt Table Wheelchair Management Gait Training Wound Care Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Vital Signs Traumatic Brain Injury Tracy Rice, PT, MPH, NCS Spinal Cord Injury Tracy Rice, PT, MPH, NCS Cerebrovascular Accident Lower Extremity Amputation/Prosthetic Devices Musculoskeletal Trauma Pediatric/Orthotic Devices Glossary Appendix A: Abbreviations and Symbols Appendix B: Sample Forms and Templates Jeff Erickson, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS Index


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