Section 455.32 - Occupational therapy

455.32 Occupational therapy. This functional reporting center must contain all the expenses associated with teaching manual skills and independence in personal care to stimulate mental and emotional activity on the part of patients. This would include the utilization of modalities and tests of occupational therapy and rehabilitative nursing in a coordinated and integrated program of services under the direction of a physician. This would consist of instructing patients in prescribed academic subjects to prevent mental deconditioning, improving patients' mental and physical conditions and aiding in the attainment of knowledge and skills that will further patients' progress toward vocational objectives. Additional activities include but are not limited to the following: evaluation by conducting diagnostic tests; consultations; prescriptions and carrying out prescriptions; assisting patients with personal needs; counseling patients' relatives and employees on both individual case and group bases; administering accreditation and other academic tests; instructing patients in technical aspects of work participation and in discharge coordination as required by the code.

(a) Standard unit of measure: number of treatments. Count each procedure as one treatment. In group sessions, the number of treatments would be equal to the number of patients in the group.

(b) Data source. The number of treatments shall be an actual count maintained by the occupational therapy department.
 

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