Health Services Policy and Systems for Therapists

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-19
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Completely updated in a new edition and cutting-edge in focus, this book prepares readers for the rapid and continuing changes in private and public health policy that have changed--and continue to change--the work environment for occupational therapists and physical therapists. Writtenspecifically from the therapist's perspective, it explains the principles and major structures of health services--withoutoverburdening reader with the minutiae of these complicated programs--so they can understand how policies and systems affect their ability to serve patients and how they can be effective advocates during private and public policy change. Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, other rehabilitation professionals, e.g. Rehab Counselors, Vocational Rehab Counselors, Speech Language Pathologists, Rehab Nurses.

Table of Contents

Disablement, Policy and Systems
Access and Cost of Health Care
Quality of Health Care
Public Policies Addressing Social Disablement
Fundamentals of Insurance
Managed Care and Beyond
Medicaid, SCHIP, Military/ Veterans Medical Insurance, Indian Health Service
The Acute Medical Care System
The Post Acute Health Care System
Special Education, Public Health and Complementary/ Alternative Medicine
Effecting Policy Change: Therapist as Advocate
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