Managed health care

Therapist responsibilities

Sandra Fletchall, William Hickerson

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Abstract

Goals identified by managed health care organizations are to contain costs and to provide services that produce functional outcomes. Burn clients with managed care have experienced a lack of reimbursement for rehabilitation that results in less than functional outcomes. For therapy to receive reimbursement the therapist's responsibilities must begin on day 1 of burn injury. Traditional burn therapist responsibilities must be coupled with interactions to families, managed care, employers, and case managers. Clinical skills must foster the client assuming responsibility for improvement and returning to preinjury activities. Therapists must develop the ability to communicate and present data illustrating the why of therapy as it relates to costs, goals, and time frames. Anticipating and developing rationale for burn rehabilitation can facilitate reimbursement, minimize delay between inpatient/outpatient therapy programs, and ensure that the client obtains functional outcomes. Information to assist the therapist to develop appropriate information for reimbursement of burn rehabilitation is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume18
Issue number1 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Managed Care Programs
Rehabilitation
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Aptitude
Clinical Competence
Inpatients
Outpatients
Therapeutics
Organizations
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Managed health care : Therapist responsibilities. / Fletchall, Sandra; Hickerson, William.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 18, No. 1 I, 01.01.1997, p. 61-63.

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