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Documentation and Reimbursement for Speech-Language Pathologists
Documentation and Reimbursement for Speech-Language Pathologists
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Although it is the least noticed by patients, effective documentation is one of the most critical skills that speech-language pathologists must learn. This book provides a comprehensive guide to documentation, coding, and reimbursement across all work settings.
Section 1 covers the importance of documentation and the basic rules, both ethical and legal, followed by an exploration of the various documentation forms and formats. Tips on how to use electronic health records are included, as well as different coding systems for diagnosis and for procedures, with an emphasis on the link between coding, reimbursement, and the documentation to support reimbursement. Section 2 explains the importance of focusing on function in patient-centered care with the ICF as the conceptual model, then goes on to cover each of the types of services SLPs provide: evaluation, treatment planning, therapy, and discharge planning. Multiple examples of forms and formats are provided for each service.
In Sections 3 and 4, Nancy Swigert and her expert team of contributors cover a variety of work settings, both adult and pediatric, and detail each setting’s documentation and reimbursement challenges. And since client documentation is not the only kind of writing done by speech-language pathologists, a separate chapter on “other professional writing” includes information on how to write correspondence, avoid common mistakes, and even prepare effective PowerPoint presentations.
400 pages, soft cover
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Item #(s): 0113677
Format(s): Books
Language: English
Author: Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP