Providing pediatric occupational therapy services can be challenging and rewarding, but meeting Medicaid and private payer billing and documentation requirements for reimbursement can often be difficult. Payer requirements for pediatric occupational therapy services can be unique, difficult to locate, and detailed. To receive accurate, successful reimbursement in the pediatric setting, occupational therapy practitioners must not only deliver high quality services, but also ensure documentation for those services meet the payer requirements for reimbursement.
· Understand documentation best practices unique to treating pediatric conditions
· Identify key coding and documentation opportunities and pitfalls impacting reimbursement
· Apply documentation best practices to support coding and billing of pediatric occupational therapy services
Patricia Laverdure, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA; Noelle Welch, OTD, OTR/L; Kim Karr OTR/L, RAC-CT, CPHQ and Julie Lenhardt
Earn 1.5 Contact Hour