2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTHA 2335 - Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Explores the roles of the occupational therapy assistant in health care delivery. Topics include documentation, reimbursement, credentialing, ethical standards, health care team role delineation, and management. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; OTHA 1315  and OTHA 2302  
Course Outcomes
1 - Delineate the roles of the occupational therapy personnel.
2 - Demonstrate legal, documentation skills; give examples of reimbursement systems.
3 - Articulate the requirements for certification and licensure.
4 - Explain quality assurance; apply ethical standards in practice.
5 - Summarize the roles of the health care team.
6 - Differentiate levels of supervision.
7 - Identify the regulations that govern the practice and reimbursement of occupational therapy services including standards of practice.
8 - Understand and demonstrate effective means for marketing occupational therapy services to consumers, potential employers and the general public.
9 - Understand effective strategies for the management of occupational therapy departments and services including time management and workload prioritization.
10 - Identify concepts used for effective evaluation of occupational therapy services including data collection for quality improvement
11 - Demonstrate skills in effective presentation of professional knowledge.
12 - Understand the importance of continuing professional education.
13 - Understand the role research plays in advancing the profession of occupational therapy.
14 - Understand the need for regular supervision and training of professional and non-professional personnel.
15 - Identify the necessary skills for the direction and management of activity programs.
16 - Utilize professional literature and other informational sources to identify current issues relevant to the provision of occupational therapy services.
17 - Identify the necessity and usefulness of participation in professional associations.
18 - Identify an understanding of the need for professional liability insurance.
19 - Understand the necessity and means by which changes are brought forth in healthcare delivery systems including the resolution of personal and organizational ethical conflicts.
20 - Advocate for the needs of the consumer and profession.
21 - Identify strategies for effective, competency-based legal and ethical supervision of non-professional personnel.
22 - Demonstrate the ability to participate in the development, marketing, and management of service delivery options.