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Billing Example Using the 8 Minute Rule

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

March 2, 2016

Can you explain a more difficult example when using the 8 minute rule?   Read More


Diaper Changing and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Infant

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD, CNT

February 24, 2016

We need to educate parents and caregivers on the safest handling techniques for those with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. What do you recommend for diaper changing?   Read More


Effectiveness of Phonophoresis

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

February 10, 2016

I have been using a 1% hydrocortisone cream for phonophoresis with diagnoses such as plantar fascitis. You mention in your presentation on ultraound that is an ineffective treatment option. Is there...   Read More


Number of Treatment Sessions for Ultrasound

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

February 4, 2016

Is there a recommended number of treatments to maximize therapeutic effect? Do you have any recommendations/suggestions?   Read More


Safe Handling Techniques When Treating A Child With Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD, CNT

January 19, 2016

Can you tell us what is the best way to lift a small child or infant with osteogenesis imperfecta?   Read More


Coding to Purpose

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

January 12, 2016

Can you discuss what it means to "code to purpose" when billing a patient after treatment?   Read More


Documenting Cues and Skilled Services

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

January 5, 2016

Does documenting lets say "verbal cues" justify skilled services in treatment notes?   Read More


Molded and Aggressive Contoured Seating Systems With Bariatric Clients

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 29, 2015

Why are molded and aggressive contoured seating systems not recommended for bariatric clients?   Read More


Components of an Ideal Goal

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

December 22, 2015

Back to the basics, but what components should an ideal goal have?   Read More


Documenting Caregiver Training

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

December 16, 2015

How should therapists correctly document caregiver training?   Read More


Minimal Amount of Time for Untimed Codes

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

December 9, 2015

Is there a minimum amount of time a treatment must be provided for an untimed code like unattended stim?   Read More

   


Medications Causing Confusion in Patients

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

December 2, 2015

Can certain medication be the cause of confusion in patients?   Read More


Adverse Drug Reactions and Therapy

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

November 25, 2015

What is an adverse drug reaction (ADR) and what are some common ones we may see while treating patients?   Read More


Handling Tone in a Seating Evaluation

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 17, 2015

When tone is variable, how many times do you re-measure or what is your recommendation for how to handle during a seating evaluation?   Read More


Prioritize Seating Challenges During a Wheelchair Evaluation

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 10, 2015

These challenges that we see in seating often are not seen in isolation. We see combinations of them. How do we prioritize them during a wheelchair evaluation?   Read More


Medication Side Effect: Confusion

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

November 4, 2015

Do medications cause confusion at times and if so which ones are able to do so?   Read More


Exercise and Metabolic Effects

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

October 29, 2015

What if a patient has very limited strength and endurance, but is underweight? Is there any way to decrease the usually wonderful metabolic effects?   Read More

 


Billing for Re-Eval When Discharging Part B Patient

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

October 21, 2015

Do I always bill for a re-evaluation for Part B when I am discharging?   Read More


Power Seat Lift-Advantages and Disadvantages

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 13, 2015

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a power seat lift?   Read More

 


Determining Car Seat vs Mobility Base for Children

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 6, 2015

When should a child move from riding in a car seat to riding in their mobility base?   Read More


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