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The Importance of Documentation

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Brenda Kemling, PT

If you haven’t heard, time and time and time again, our therapy documentation is of the utmost importance. Why, you ask? Well, you don’t go out to dinner or buy groceries without receiving a line-item receipt with costs associated. And I’m pretty certain you will not blindly provide your credit card number to a vendor without knowing what will be charged and what you will receive in return. The same principle is true for health care. We are obligated to provide a receipt to our payors and customers for services performedand it must be a very detailed receipt.
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Accessing and Educating Mastectomy Patients

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RehabVisions

Patients with breast cancer whose lymph nodes have been disrupted during surgery have an increased risk of lymphedema. Providing education to pre and post-mastectomy patients is an important service for physical therapists to provide.

Rehab Director and lymphedema specialist Jennifer Fuentes, PT believes there is opportunity for therapists to be more aggressive in establishing relationships with therapy and oncology teams at treatment centers to reach patients earlier in the treatment timeline.
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Special patient gains major strides through teamwork

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Sara Wigger

Kayla, age 24, is “one of the most rewarding patients” the therapy team in Oskaloosa, Iowa has ever worked with. She started outpatient rehab with RehabVisions’ therapists this past February, but it’s been more than a year since the initial accident and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) that began her long rehab journey.

In August of last year, Kayla was involved in a head-on motor vehicle accident (MVA) that left her with multiple life-threatening injuries, including lacerations, broken bones, fractures, cerebral artery injuries
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Building Relationships with Medical Providers

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

Assistant Manager Cory Ash, PT is a great example of someone who has built strong relationships with medical providers in his community. Cory, who has been with RehabVisions Outpatient Clinic in Dickinson, North Dakota for 11 years, said the relationships he’s built are consistently strengthened because of good patient results.

“I think a lot of trust comes from just taking really good care of patients,” he said.

Cory’s genuine care for his patients is obvious but he has also taken other steps to cultivate relationships with physicians and other referral sources. He attends continuing education opportunities put on by local physician groups and takes advantage of the social time to get to know doctors more personally.
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Falls Prevention Resources

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RehabVisions

Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) occurs this year on September 22, the first day of fall. This day is an opportunity for therapists to raise awareness among the older populations in their community about the dangers of fall-related injuries and how to prevent them. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and national therapy organizations have collected helpful educational resources therapists may provide to patients and caregivers:
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