Facebook forums have been abuzz lately regarding ethical versus unethical productivity requirements for rehab professionals in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting. Some therapists say 90%+ productivity, while challenging, is attainable and say they manage to hit those numbers regularly. Other therapists are adamant that productivity expectations of 90%+ are impossible. Ultimately, the issue of ethical versus unethical productivity comes down to Medicare regulations regarding skilled (billable) and unskilled (non-billable) services. This information, while available for anyone to read, is a bit hard to track down and piece together. In this blog post, we’ll look at skilled and unskilled services as defined by Medicare and I challenge all of you to consider this information during your daily practice and share with your colleagues.
Why should OTs and COTAs have all the fun?! Let's start thinking about some applications for virtual reality in speech therapy!