Key Features

  • Well-known author Ron Scott draws from his unique experiences as a physical therapist clinical manager, MBA, and health law attorney to provide a uniquely comprehensive and insightful overview of physical therapy practice management.
  • An emphasis on human resources ("people") management offers effective strategies for recruiting, selecting, and retaining the best clinicians and support professionals in this increasingly competitive field.
  • Case examples based on the authors' own experiences bring concepts to life.
  • Engaging exercises - including group discussions, role-playing scenarios, and short answer - help you strengthen your critical thinking skills.
  • Current terminology from the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition is used throughout.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Dynamic Nature of Management in Health Care Organizations

Organizational Design and Theory

Organizational Structure

Organizational Behavior

Conflict Management: Communication and Negotiation

Management and Leadership

Chapter 2: Human Resource Management in Physical Therapy Settings

Introduction: The Importance of Human Resource Management

Human Resource vs. Personnel Management

Staffing Issues

Employee Retention Issues

Employee Training, Education, and Development

Management-Labor Relations

Chapter 3: Physical Therapy Reimbursement and Financial Management

Health Insurance and the Physical Therapy Profession

Continuum of Care

Financial Management and Pricing

Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Management Issues

Introduction

Ethics in Everyday Practice

Health Care Malpractice

Practical Considerations and Practice-Building Behavior

Risk Management

Employment Law Considerations

Discussion

Introduction To Selected Federal Laws And Agencies

Employer Considerations in Hiring

Appendix A. American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct

Appendix B. American Physical Therapy Association Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant and the Guide for Conduct of the Affiliate Member

Appendix C. Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Sample Policy and Complaint Procedure

Chapter 5: Information, Quality and Risk Management

Management of Health Care Information

Quality Management

Clinical Risk Management

Appendix A. HIPAA Privacy Notification, English Version

Appendix B. HIPAA Privacy Notification, Spanish Version

Appendix C. Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilitie

Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323092036
Electronic ISBN:
9780323071147