Physical Rehabilitation

Physical Rehabilitation's Role in Disability Management

Unique Perspectives for Success

Bridging the gap between clinical practice and other sectors, this new resource challenges rehabilitation providers to think beyond treatment to disability management. It provides the theories and knowledge needed to effectively manage patients' disabilities within a managed care framework, with the goal of better collaboration with claims adjusters, case managers, risk managers, human resource personnel, safety and health officers, attorneys, peer reviewers, and others in the health care system. Highly visual and packed with useful information, it provides an excellent introduction to the wide variety of interested parties with whom a therapist will interact in the course of managing a client's health.

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Published: October 2004

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-8474-1

Contents

  • I. UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY

    1. Disablement Models
    2. Disability: Costs and Demographics

    II. UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

    3. Disability Management: Principles and Practices
    4. Disability Management in Long-Term Care
    5. Disability Management in Workers' Compensation
    6. Disability Management: An Insurer's Perspective
    7. Confounding Obstacles to Disability Management

    III. DISABILITY ASSESSMENT

    8. Disability Determinations
    9. Functional Capacity Evaluation
    10. Utilization Review and Management
    11. Descriptive Study of Physical Therapy Case Management

    IV. HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

    12. Information Technology in Disability Management
    13. The Search for Quality
    14. Outcomes Management
    15. How to Locate Sources of Disability-Related Data

    V. ETHICAL-LEGAL-REGULATORY-COMPLIANCE ISSUES

    16. Risk Management
    17. Ethical Considerations in Disability Management
    18. Fraud and Abuse Prevention: Legislative and Regulatory Issues of Importance for Rehabilitation
    19. Federal Reimbursement-Focused Statutes for Rehabilitation Providers

    VI. TRENDS AND ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND DELIVERY

    20. Transition to Change in a Complex Healthcare Sector
    21. Delivery Paradigm Shifts
    22. Chronicity: Rehabilitation's New Horizon?
    23. Evolution of Managed Care
    24. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    25. Beyond Managed Care: A Vision of the Future

    VII. FROM CLINICIANS TO CONSULTANTS

    26. Profiles in Disability Management
    27. Consulting Opportunities for Rehabilitation Providers

    APPENDIX: Resource Compendium

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