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Therapy Co-Treatment Scenarios and Documentation

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Thu, Jun 16, 2016

This week’s Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) compliance reviews spurred discussion surrounding therapy documentation and the clinical indicators surrounding co-treatments as a therapy delivery method.  When two therapists of different disciplines are involved in a combined treatment session, documentation must illustrate the necessity of both disciplines.  This is best conveyed by describing discipline specific tasks addressed during the treatment session.  

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Topics: Therapy Documentation, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, therapy co-treatment

12 Questions When Screening for Falls & Balance Problems in Your SNF

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Tue, Sep 24, 2013

It is not uncommon for a patient in the SNF to experience a fall after having recently been discontinued from skilled Physical Therapy. Discussion often ensues around whether the patient should resume PT and what areas should be addressed. Harmony provides the following as a resource for further discussion. Harmony notes that it may be necessary for the Rehabilitation Team to look more closely at the cause or contributing factors when screening a patient after a fall or series of falls.

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Topics: Physical Therapy

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