AOTA Presentation: Doing the Right Thing--Ethical and Legal Practice
AOTA Conference & Expo 2013, C 104
American Occupational Therapy Association. (2010). Occupational therapy code of ethics and ethics standards (2010). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(Suppl.), S17–26. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2010.64S17–64S26
American Occupational Therapy Association. (2010). Enforcement procedures for occupational therapy code of ethics and ethics standards.
Bailey, D. M., & Schwartzberg, S. L. (2003). Ethical and legal dilemmas in occupational therapy (2nd ed). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
Purtillo, R. B., & Doherty, R. F. (2011). Ethical dimensions in the health professions (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders.
Purtilo, R. B., Jensen, G. M., & Royeen, C. B. (2005). Educating for moral action: A sourcebook in health and rehabilitation ethics. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
Rest, J. R. (l979). Development in judging moral issues. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Slater, D. Y. (Ed.). (2011). Reference guide to the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards (2010 ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
Everyday Ethics: Core Knowledge for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Educators. AOTA CE on CD. Available from AOTA.
Organizational Ethics: Occupational Therapy Practice in a Complex Health Environment”. CE on CD. Available from AOTA.
Moral Distress: Surviving Clinical Chaos. CE on CD available from AOTA.
Duty to Warn: An Ethical Responsibility for All Practitioners. CE on CD available from AOTA.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Medicare Learning Network (MLN): Provider education articles
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Skilled Nursing Facility Resources
SNF PPS FY 2013 Notice
AOTA Analysis of 2012 SNF PPS Rule
SNF PPS FY 2012 final rule—Federal Register August 8, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 152)
Regulatory Guidance on Group Therapy and Concurrent Therapy in SNFs—Federal Register July 31, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 147)(pages 39567-39568)
Home Health PPS Resources
AOTA Guidance for Completing Functional Reassessments and Documentation in Medicare Home Health
AOTA Home Health Documentation Guide
Outpatient Therapy Services Part B
Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, §§ 220 – 230 (pages 150-214 of 285)
CMS Therapy Cap
Part B Billing Scenarios for PTs and OTs
State Survey Agencies
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Fraud and Abuse
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Medicare Fraud & Abuse: Prevention, Detection, and Reporting
HHS News Release 2/11/13
CMS Blog: 7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Medical Identity Theft
Occupational Therapy & Ethics
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OIG Compliance Education Materials