Rehab administrators answer questions regarding documentation, clinic coverage, and telehealth. . IPRC archives information collected by the Pediatric Rehab Administrator’s ListServ as a public service to the entire Pediatric Rehabilitation Community. All information is posted in summary format and has been de-identified. Search through past queries for responses to rehabilitation related questions.
1. What is your standard for timeliness of documentation completion?
a) Are timelines for note completion the same for inpatient and outpatient?
b) Are timelines the same regardless of the type of note (Eval, progress note)?
c) Are standards the same across all disciplines (OT, PT, SLP)?
d) How do you track/encourage compliance with documentation?
e) On average, how long does it take staff to complete an Eval? Treatment note?
2. How are your PT, OT, and/or SLP staff involved in hospital based clinics?
a) Are they on-site in clinic or on-call?
b) If on-call, who manages the calls?
c) Do you staff any clinics with either a PT or an OT?
d) Are any clinics staff with PT, OT, and SLP?
e) How do you handle private insurance verification/pre-certification for clinic patients?
3. Are any therapy services utilizing and/or billing for tele-health currently?