The Ethical Edge: Balancing Patient and Payer Priorities

June 20, 2014 9:00am - 12:15pm

This event is open to PTs, OTs, and STs.

Course has approval for 3 TPTA CCUs.

Course has approval for 3 TOTA/TSHA CEUs.

*Please note: payment is not accepted at the door, advance payment required

Course Location:

Stafford Centre

10505 Cash Rd.

Stafford, TX ‎

Course Description:

How does a conscientious therapist, weigh the concerns of the patient and family in light of the increasingly challenging requisites of the payer source? Are they always in conflict? Is there ever room for negotiation with either side? How should documentation be completed to protect the patient’s best interest while at the same time demonstrating integrity of care for reimbursement by the payer?

This course provides a decision making rubric designed to resolve utilization conflicts, & use of case studies for application practice of this tool as well as the following resources per discipline of the attendee:

• APTA Code of Ethics/Guide for Professional Conduct, Texas PT Practice Acts/Rules or
• Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Code of Ethics/Principles of Ethics/ Texas SLP Acts/Rules or
• Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics & Ethics Standards/ Code of Conduct/Texas OT Practice Act & Rules or
• NASW Code of Ethics/Texas State Board of SW Examiners Acts/Rules

About the presenter: Belinda Williams, OTR, C-SIPT

Belinda Williams, OTR, C-SIPT Belinda holds more than 25 years of experience in a variety of health care settings including psych, burns, geriatric, in-patient, adult & pediatric home health and school based care. With more than 19 years of pediatric experience and a strong passion for working with children and their families, she was motivated to develop numerous trainings in developmental topics for healthcare professionals, schools, community groups and families.
She is currently a student of Baker Center of Graduate Studies where she nearing completion of a double MBA in Healthcare Administration and Leadership.
As Executive Director of Training and Compliance for THERAPY 2000, she monitors and facilitates regulatory and ethics compliance, as well as performance improvement initiatives for the Agency. She enjoys the challenge of managing risks and guides policy & process development to ensure operational alignment with governing bodies and rules.

Belinda has enjoyed teaching highly engaging CE approved ethics courses for more than 5 years. Additionally she has participated in multiple payer/provider collaborations with the goal of finding common ground for delivering quality care to children with special needs. She has been a valued speaker for many agencies, including, Texas Association for Infant Mental Health , Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice, Early Childhood Intervention, Educational First Steps, DFW Case Management Annual Conference, Texas OT Association, various foster and advocacy agencies and has also served as guest lecturer for Texas Women’s University, Occupational Therapy Program, just to name a few.

Under her direction the Agency initiated competitive advanced care programs, therapist mentoring programs and a competency driven training program which has become an integral part of the THERAPY 2000 brand as a learning organization. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, volunteering in church and community capacities, reading, writing, and listening to educational pod casts.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will complete a self-assessment regarding current personal use of their discipline’s ethics guidelines & resources in utilization conflict scenarios.

2. Participants will utilize decision making rubrics and ethics guidelines (Codes, Rules, Acts) to problem solve initial, continuation of care and discharge decision making dilemmas in 3-4 case studies.

3. Participants will be able to critically discuss factors that may complicate ethical clinical decision making in light of current economic realities.

4. Participants will be able to discuss current trends of violations of ethical standards and resulting consequences and sanctions.

The registration fee for this event is $15. Advance payment is required.

9:00 am – 12:15 pm

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