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(December 2014 – Kayla, OT)
Q: Do we have to discharge a resident and then do a new evaluation when they switch from Med A to Med B?
(December 2014- Jen, PTA)
Q: Can a PTA “co-treat” with another PTA or PT?
(December 2014 – Kelly, PT)
Q: Can we round up our treatment minutes?
(December 2014, Deb, COTA)
Q: Do you have to write a daily note for each patient you treat?
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(December 2014 – Jen, PTA)
Q: Can a PTA provide a treatment when a PT is not on site in the SNF setting?
(November 2014 – From Jean, OT)
Q: I’m new to the nursing home setting. What are “late loss” ADL’s?
(November 2014 – From MDS Coordinator, NY)
Q: If a COT checkpoint falls on the same day as the 14 day MDS, do we have to add the COT to the 14 day? I am hearing mixed things on this.
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(October 2014 – From Pam, PT)
Q: Can a resident on Hospice receive therapy?
(October 2014- From Jess, OT)
Q:I just started a new job and this facility does not have the therapists write a daily treatment note. I have always been taught to do this but my supervisor said it is not required. Can you tell me if it is required?
(September 2014 – From Lauren, OT)
Q: Do we need a physician order for group and concurrent treatment? We write our orders for 5 days per week for 4 weeks. Does this cover group?
(August 2014 – From Erin, PTA)
Q: Can a PTA answer a therapy consult?
(July 2014 – From Shelley, COTA)
Q: Can a COTA write a progress note?
(July 2014 -From Megan, PT)
Q: Does the therapy staff have to fill out the balance and ROM section of the MDS?
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