What We Know Now About Tele-Rehab, and How to Carry It Forward the Right Way
- Room: South Pacific C-D
- Session Number: MP6
Friday, October 22, 2021: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The state of our health care system has seen unprecedented changes in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tele-rehab has been at the forefront of these changes. How can traditionally hands-on professions like physical and occupational therapy be effective, however, in a virtual delivery system? Industry experts will offer strategies to better assist injured workers to access rehabilitation services in a safe and effective manner in the current COVID-19 environment, and also review the analysis of treatment effectiveness, cost, and patient satisfaction compared to traditional therapy, and how tele-rehab may continue to play a role in a post-pandemic health care system.
• Discuss the history of telehealth, utilization in the current COVID-19 environment, and identify acceptable tele-rehab platforms as well as billing and reimbursement strategies
• Understand who is appropriate to receive tele-rehab, how these services are provided, and guidelines for oversight and review
• Identify objective tele-rehab outcomes and discuss the possible roles of tele-rehab in a post-pandemic health care environment