Apr 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

PTA.-271 Health Care Management

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature required; Placement into ENGL-100  (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030 , ACLT-075  or ACLT-076 ; PTA.-104 . Division signature required. Co-requisite: PTA.-202 , PTA.-210  and PTA.-270  
Clinical administration issues including organizational structure management fiscal responsibilities insurance and legal issues.

Course Outcomes
I. Describe supervision and management practices in physical therapy. II. Discuss fiscal management as it relates to the practice of physical therapy in various settings. III. Describe billing and reimbursement issues. IV. Describe aspects of organizational planning and operations of the physical therapy service, including organizational structure V. Describe current trends in the field of physical therapy. VI. Describe the regulation of the field of physical therapy including: A) Program accreditation B) State Practice Act C) Utilization review D) Quality assurance VII. Describe legal issues related to physical therapy. VIII. Cite requirements for licensure of PT and potential certification/licensure of PTA. IX. Describe the role of the APTA and the participation of PTAs within the organization. X. Describe various time management skills beneficial to the PTA. XI. Describe the purpose and give examples of PT policies and procedures. XII. Rough draft a resume, cover letter and thank you letter.