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Occupational Therapy Sub Acute Long Term Outpatient Case management Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Occupational Therapy, Sub Acute, Long Term, Outpatient, Case management, Evaluations assessments of UE Injuries Disorders

Expert Witness No.2166

Ohio

Areas of proficiencies include: evaluation, assessments, POC development and implementation, discharge planning, team leadership, patient/family relations, and clinical reasoning.

Experience:

04/2005 - Present
OTR 

Evaluations – Sub-Acute, Long-term Care and Outpatient 
Developing and carrying out of OT POC
Client-centered treatment approaches
Grading skilled interventions
Managing large caseload demands
Maintaining high productivity standards
Collaborating with other OTR’s and therapists
Supervise and direct COTA’s to ensure quality treatments and desired outcomes achieved
Patient/family collaboration
Managed and maximized benefits of PPS, Medicaid, Managed Care, Medicare B

01/2003-03/2005
Manager/COTA
 
Practiced as COTA
Managed clinical minutes and month end billing
Identified and secured staffing needs and resources
Collaborated with care plan team to assess patient care, progression and outcomes
Developed plans with facility administrators to increase revenue and reduce costs
Conducted weekly staff meetings concerning billing minutes, patient care, issues and concerns
Carried out OT POC with graded and client specific interventions
Managed full caseload while maintaining high productivity standards
Collaborated with OTR in development of treatment interventions
Patient/family collaboration
Managed and maximized benefits PPS, Medicaid, Managed Care, Medicare B

Clinical Fieldwork Experience:
 
09/2007-11/2007
OT Student – Outpatient Clinic, Bridgeport, WV      

Evaluation and assessments of UE injuries/disorders
Development and carrying out specific treatment interventions
Use of Modalities in conjunction with manual treatments to reach functional outcomes
Enhancement of clinical reasoning skills
Management of high patient caseload

 
02/2008-05/2008
OT Student - Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA     
 
Evaluation and assessments in a Rehabilitation setting
Developed and implemented specific treatment interventions
Collaboration with many OTR’s
Enhancement of clinical reasoning skills
Management of high patient caseload while meeting demands of billable minutes
Time management of treatments and documentation

Education:

West Virginia University, May 2008
Masters of Occupational Therapy      

West Virginia University, December 2007
B.S. Multi-Disciplinary Studies     

Clarion University, May 1997
A.S. Occupational Therapy

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