Physical Rehabilitation's Role in Disability Management

Unique Perspectives for Success

By

  • David Clifton, PT, Dolphin and Associates, Media, PA

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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Book information

  • Published: October 2004
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-8474-1


Table of 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