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  • Documentation Should Reflect Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making

    As health care reform evolves, and the profession seeks a new payment system that moves away from fee-for-service and toward recognition of the clinical reasoning and decision making of the physical therapist (PT), the House of Delegates charged APTA to pursue documentation standards that align with this goal, reflecting the PT’s clinical reasoning and decision making. Supporting comments to the House motion argued that PTs should be recognized for (and, therefore, documentation for payment should be based on) the “why”—our unique knowledge and skill set that helps individuals improve movement and function, instead of strictly on the "what" or "how"—the procedures performed. [RC 24-13]

    Draft language adopted by the 2013 House of Delegates will be available on the House Community no later than July 12. Final language for all actions taken by the June 2013 House will be available by September after the minutes have been approved.

    See more results of the 2013 House of Delegates by following this link, or click on July 9 from the News Now calendar.

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