This highly interactive course provides participants with some of the tools to support Medicare’s guidelines for medically necessary services in all sites of service.
Topics include use of questionnaires to assist the therapist with the completion of some of the required medical and psychosocial history required as supportive background information to establish medical necessity of services and support goals established. Test and Measures used provide the initial baseline measurements to support that skilled therapy services are medically necessary at evaluation as well as indicating progress throughout care.
Attendees will practice 8 – 10 functional tests and be able to incorporate them into their clinical setting. The workbook contains copies of all tests taught and will become a valuable resource for the clinic.
1. The Aging Older Adult: Normal changes in aging and those can be prevented or improved.
2. Letting the client do some of the work: Using questionnaires for function and other information
3. Co-morbidities and Complexities: Supporting Your Plan
4. Gait, Locomotion and Balance: Other ways at looking at falls prevention