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Mastering Functional Reporting: Revised

presented by Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

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Financial: Carole Lewis receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Carole Lewis has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This is the revised version of the Mastering Functional Reporting course.

This course will familiarize the therapist with an updated history of functional reporting, including how government regulations have directed recent rehabilitation requirements and practices. The rehabilitation professional will have the opportunity to apply functional reporting to three "real-life" patient presentations of cases. Instructional goals include topics such as G codes, complexity modifiers, and a variety of outcomes tools.

Meet Your Instructor

Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

Dr. Lewis has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics. She started a private practice in Washington, D.C. in 1981 and continues to work as a clinician. Dr. Lewis received her two master's degrees in health care management and gerontology from the University of Southern California. and her PhD…

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1. Overview

What is functional reporting, and how can it be mastered? Dr. Carole Lewis introduces functional reporting by describing how the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2012 created an opportunity to demonstrate the value of rehabilitation. Once value is determined, participants are taught the criteria that should be utilized to determine the best outcomes tools.

2. Case Studies

The second chapter of the course allows participants to apply their knowledge of functional reporting measures to three case-based scenarios. Participants will learn to choose appropriate functional reporting tools for a patient with a primary complaint of knee pain and difficulty climbing a step, recognize the value of choosing a functional outcome tool with a narrow focus (in comparison with a wide focus), and explain why the frequently utilized Berg Balance Scale may be overutilized.

3. Conclusion

In conclusion, claims-based functional reporting should not be viewed as a burden, when it fact it can allow the therapist to answer the need for developing more standardized methods for defining care, and for reporting progress and outcomes. At a time when we as a profession must prove our worth, continuing to apply clinical practice concepts with an emphasis on the best reporting practices can help us to be better respected as masters of functional health improvements.

4. Supplemental Materials

This chapter provides additional resources regarding functional reporting.

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