The Physical Therapist's Guide to Health Care / Edition 1

The Physical Therapist's Guide to Health Care / Edition 1

by K. Curtis
     
 

The Physical Therapist's Guide to Health Care is the simple, clear app roach to understanding health care in today's changing environment. Th is book provides a strategy based approach to help physical therapists successfully manage change and meet the challenges of clinical practi ce in common practice settings. This essential text includes an intro duction to

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The Physical Therapist's Guide to Health Care is the simple, clear app roach to understanding health care in today's changing environment. Th is book provides a strategy based approach to help physical therapists successfully manage change and meet the challenges of clinical practi ce in common practice settings. This essential text includes an intro duction to health care that covers the basics of health care financing , health care reimbursement systems, cost containment strategies and r eferral services. Important issues covered in this book include trends in acute, subacute, home health care practice, outcomes management an d prevention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556423789
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Curtis, PhD, PT

Dr. Kathleen Curtis is a professor in the Physical Therapy Department at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches courses in research methods, professional development, health services administration, health behavior, and patient-practitioner communication. In addition to her responsibilities at California State University, Fresno, she is also an educational consultant with Health Directions, her own consulting firm. Dr. Curtis received her bachelor of science in physical therapy at Northeastern University. She received her master’s degree in health science from San Jose State University and received her doctorate in education at University of California, Los Angeles.

Her background includes a wide variety of experiences in clinical practice, staff development and supervision, clinical research, and clinical and academic teaching. Her interests include methods to enhance career development and longevity of professionals in the rehabilitation fields. She administers an annual outcomes assessment in the Physical Therapy Department at California State University, Fresno. She coauthored and currently serves on the advisory board of California State University, Fresno’s Certificate of Advanced Study in Interprofessional Collaboration, the first post-baccalaureate program of its kind in the country.

She has published extensively in rehabilitation literature and serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals. She was recently awarded the California Physical Therapist Faculty Research Award for her study on helping behavior in physical therapists.

She has been teaching clinical education and career development workshops for the past 14 years and has trained more than 3500 clinical instructors and coordinators in the United States and Canada. In addition to teaching workshops, she published a six-module volume, Training Programs for Clinical Instructors, which is currently in use in more than 500 hospitals, colleges, and universities across the United States and Canada.

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Table of Contents

Contents 

Chapter 1: Managing Change
Kathleen A. Curtis, PhD, PT
Chapter 2: Basics of Health Care Financing and Reimbursement
Wendy Kristy, MPT
Chapter 3: Cost Containment Strategies
Wendy Kristy, MPT
Chapter 4: Referral and Access to Physical Therapy Services
Tod Steffenilla, MPT
Chapter 5: Trends and Strategies for Physical Therapy Practice in Acute Care 
Sonya Yokes, MPT
Chapter 6: Trends and Strategies for Physical Therapy Practice in Sub-acute Care
Julie Roberson, MPT
Chapter 7: Trends and Strategies for Physical Therapy Practice in Home Health Care
Nicole Hodson-Chennault, MPT
Chapter 8: Time Management Techniques
Noelle Righter-Freer, MPT
Chapter 9: Caseload Management and Delegation
Noelle Righter-Freer, MPT
Chapter 10: Measuring Outcomes of Physical Therapy
Wendy Kristy, MPT
Chapter 11: Documentation Requirements
Jenna Sawdon, MPT
Chapter 12: Utilization Management
Noelle Righter-Freer, MPT
Chapter 13: Quality Management in Physical Therapy
Noelle Righter-Freer, MPT
Chapter 14: The Role of Physical Therapy in Prevention and Wellness
Judith M. Reposo, MPT, and Dana Stypula, MPT

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