What is Skilled Occupational Therapy? And What is NOT?

What is skilled occupational therapy? Introduction to Skilled Therapy Occupational therapy is a highly skilled profession and skilled therapy is important for occupational therapy practitioners (occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants) to understand as it affects how they choose the therapy they deliver, provide interventions, and even more importantly document and bill for them. First, … Read more

Trapped in Place – Wheelchair Ramp Medicare Coverage: Occupational Therapy Discharge Planning

The San Francisco Chronicle posted an article titled, “Stuck in place: How older adults end up trapped inside their own homes“. To give context to this article, one of the post’s image captions reads, “Betty Gray in the Berkeley apartment where she had been confined since taking a bad fall in February.” One of the … Read more

Medicare Parts Explained | Occupational Therapy Reference

There are 4 parts to Medicare: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A (Hospital Insurance) Admitted starts with the letter A, as in admitted to the hospital, SNF, etc. Inpatient hospital care Skilled nursing facility care Hospice care Home health care Part B (Medical Insurance) Benefits starts with the letter B, … Read more

Occupational Therapy Hospital Bed Guide – Medical Necessity, Insurance, Costs

Hospital Bed Guide

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from referral links you use in this post. Medicare Qualification for Hospital Bed The patient’s condition requires positioning of the body; e.g., to alleviate pain, promote good body alignment, prevent contractures, avoid respiratory infections, in ways not feasible in an ordinary bed; or The patient’s … Read more