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Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, currently works with older adults for Therapy Resources Management in Warren, Rhode Island, and is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly, Ann was an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the postprofessional online master’s degree program at Quinnipiac University. She also served as the Director of the Division of Occupational Therapy at Long Island University/Brooklyn and the Director of Occupational Therapy in the New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia and an Associate Clinical Instructor at Columbia University. While at Columbia University, Ann worked as a researcher through the Sergievsky Center in the Mailman School of Public Health. She served as a co-primary investigator of the Sources of Independence in the Elderly study, under the Washington Heights and Inwood Center on Aging Parameters, a National Institute on Aging-funded study of community-dwelling older adults in Washington Heights and Inwood in New York City. Ann also worked with the Medical Informatics and Public Health Informatics departments at the Mailman School of Public Health, on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health implementation grant. Ann is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Occupational Therapy Association and is a Past President of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association. Ann has published more than 40 publications including books, book chapters, and journal articles.
Table of Contents
Section I Approaches to Ethical Dilemmas
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Ethics: The Basics
Chapter 3 Legal Issues in Ethical Decision Making
Chapter 4 Ethics and the Health Care System
Chapter 5 Ethics and Research in Health and Rehabilitation
Chapter 6 Ethics and the Law: The Interface
Chapter 7 Analyzing Ethical Dilemmas
Chapter 8 Avoiding Ethical and Legal Dilemmas
Section II Ethical Dilemmas: Practical Applications
Section III Ethical Dilemma Worksheets
Section IV Appendices
Appendix A Codes of Ethics
Appendix B Excerpts From State Licensure Laws and Regulations
Appendix C Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Guidance on Billing and Coding
Appendix D Federal Statutes Pertaining to Medicare, Medicaid, and Mail Fraud and Other Criminal Offenses
Appendix E Sample Child Abuse Reporting Law
Appendix F Title 32, National Defense Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS- TRICARE)
Appendix G Medicare Regulations’ Requirements for the Provision of Therapy Services by Setting Including Definitions/Examples of Skilled Care)
Appendix H Publication 15-A Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide (Independent Contractor Guidance)
Appendix I Excerpt From Medicare A/B Reference Manual: Definitions of Medicare Fraud and Abuse
Appendix J Sample State Law Prohibited Referrals
Appendix K Sample Licensure Laws and Rules Related to Supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Aides
Appendix L Sample Licensure Laws and Rules Related to Supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Aides
Appendix M Sample Licensure Laws and Rules Related to Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
Appendix N Internet Resources of Additional Information