Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHTH 201 - Medical Reporting for the Physical Therapist Assistant


(TP/SS only)

Principles of medical reporting, including the ability to abstract pertinent information from actual medical records. The writing of patient progress notes in standardized formats and medical terminology is emphasized. Evidence-based practice, clinical research, and justifying interventions based on clinical literature are integrated in the study of medical documentation. An introduction to quality assessment and improvement, fiscal and organizational management is provided. PREREQUISITE(S): PHTH 101 , PHTH 102 , PHTH 103 , PHTH 104 , PHTH 105 , PHTH 112 , PHTH 113 , PHTH 114 , and PHTH 116 . COREQUISITE(S): PHTH 106 . Two hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly PT 201.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Categorize clinically pertinent information from a variety of medical records and patient communication examples.
  • Construct accurate and concise patient care documentation utilizing a number of formats employed in different clinical settings.
  • Assess effectiveness of documentation relative to American Physical Therapy Association’s Guidelines for Physical Therapy Documentation.
  • Assess effectiveness of documentation relative to various types of third party reimbursement.
  • Describe fiscal, resource, and organizational management in typical patient care settings.
  • Describe quality assessment and improvement expectations relevant to the physical therapist assistant.
  • Integrate principles of evidence based practice to American Physical Therapy Association Standards of Practice and continuing professional competence.


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