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cover image - Physical Rehabilitation's Role in Disability Management - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,1st Edition
ISBN: 9781416065395
Page Count: 480
Imprint: Saunders
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Physical Rehabilitation's Role in Disability Management - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 1st Edition

by David Clifton, PT

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Physical Rehabilitation's Role in Disability Management - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,1st Edition
ISBN: 9781416065395
Page Count: 480
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $52.95
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Bridging the gap between clinical practice and other sectors, this new resource challenges rehabilitation providers to think beyond treatment to disability management. It provides the theories and knowledge needed to effectively manage patients' disabilities within a managed care framework, with the goal of better collaboration with claims adjusters, case managers, risk managers, human resource personnel, safety and health officers, attorneys, peer reviewers, and others in the health care system. Highly visual and packed with useful information, it provides an excellent introduction to the wide variety of interested parties with whom a therapist will interact in the course of managing a client's health.
    • The author has more than 23 years of experience consulting with insurance companies, employers, and the legal sector, and offers proven strategies for collaboration between providers and others involved with the health care system.
    • Filled with numerous illustrations, graphics, and tables, many of which are useful for training and education of staff or clients.
    • The appendix contains a large and diverse collection of helpful information that is not readily available from other sources. It also provides an essential list of resources for further reading about this constantly changing field.
    • Chapters cover theoretical issues (management models, definitions of disability) as well as disability management in long-term care, worker's compensation, outcomes management, legal implications, and more.
    • Case studies throughout the book present realistic examples of situations to improve the reader's technical and critical thinking skills.
    • Focused on managing disabilities (i.e., functional problems) rather than on treating impairments (i.e., diseases), encouraging rehabilitation providers to think "out of the box" and to position themselves better within and beyond managed care.

    1. Disablement Models
    2. Disability: Costs and Demographics


    3. Disability Management: Principles and Practices
    4. Disability Management in Long-Term Care
    5. Disability Management in Workers' Compensation
    6. Disability Management: An Insurer's Perspective
    7. Confounding Obstacles to Disability Management


    8. Disability Determinations
    9. Functional Capacity Evaluation
    10. Utilization Review and Management
    11. Descriptive Study of Physical Therapy Case Management


    12. Information Technology in Disability Management
    13. The Search for Quality
    14. Outcomes Management
    15. How to Locate Sources of Disability-Related Data


    16. Risk Management
    17. Ethical Considerations in Disability Management
    18. Fraud and Abuse Prevention: Legislative and Regulatory Issues of Importance for Rehabilitation
    19. Federal Reimbursement-Focused Statutes for Rehabilitation Providers


    20. Transition to Change in a Complex Healthcare Sector
    21. Delivery Paradigm Shifts
    22. Chronicity: Rehabilitation's New Horizon?
    23. Evolution of Managed Care
    24. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    25. Beyond Managed Care: A Vision of the Future


    26. Profiles in Disability Management
    27. Consulting Opportunities for Rehabilitation Providers

    APPENDIX: Resource Compendium
  • David Clifton, PT, Dolphin and Associates, Media, PA
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