Values and Beliefs Series (a set of five articles)
American Occupational Therapy Association. (2015). Occupational therapy code of ethics (2015)
. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(Suppl. 3), 6913410030.
American Occupational Therapy Association. (2015). Enforcement procedures for the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics. American Journal of Occupational Therapy
, 69(Suppl. 3), 6913410012.
Ethics Advisory Opinions
AOTA, APTA, ASHA Consensus Statement on Clinical Judgment in Healthcare Settings
Pay Practices 101: What’s Legal, What’s Not - How to Maintain Ethical Standards and Your Sanity When Meeting Productivity Requirements
Purtilo, 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.
Medicare Learning Network's (MLN) provider education articles.
MLN Catalog of Products.
Electronic mailing for news from CMS.
Regulatory Guidance on Therapy in SNFs—Federal Register July 31, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 147). (pages 39567-39568)
RAI Manual for MDS 3.0 (Ch. 3 Sec. O).
Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 8.
Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, Sections 220-230.
CMS Therapy Cap.
Medicare Part B Billing Scenarios for PTs and OTs.
State Survey Agencies
Report improper practices in your facility to your state survey agency (may also report to accreditation bodies such as Joint Commission or CARF).
Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General
The OIG is responsible for fraud and abuse prevention, detection, and reporting. On their Web site, you may find:
Contact the OIG National Hotline
Phone: (800) HHS-TIPS [(800) 447-8477]
TTY: (800) 377-4950
Fax: (800) 223-8164
Mail: Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
PO Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026
Report fraud online.