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Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Robert Sandstrom, Helene Lohman, James D. Bramble

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 7, 2013


For health policy and administration courses in occupational and/or physical therapy programs.


This extensively updated text fully equips today’s occupational and physical therapists with indispensable knowledge about rapidly-evolving policy developments that are reshaping their professions. Health Services, Third Edition reflects PPACA (US health care reform); major changes to Medicare and reimbursement policies, and other key trends that are impacting practitioners or soon will. Health Services, Third Edition explains the principles and major structures of health services; reviews how policies and systems affect therapists’ ability to serve patients, and shows how to be an effective advocate for both private and public policy change. The authors explore access, cost, quality, licensure, informed consent, medical liability, and many other key issues. A new chapter on global and population health integrates important public health topics, and substantial new content is provided on special education and mental health care systems.

Table of Contents

1. Public Policy and Therapists

2. Access and Cost of Health Care

3. Quality of Health Care

4. Public Policies Addressing Social Disablement

5. Effecting Policy Change: Therapist as Advocate

6. Fundamentals of Insurance

7. Private Insurance and Therapy Practice

8. Medicare

9. Medicaid, SCHIP, Military/ Veterans Medical Insurance, Indian Health Service

10. The Acute Medical Care System

11. The Post Acute Health Care System

12. Special Education and Mental Health Care Systems

13. Global and Population Health

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Health Services: Policy and Systems for Therapists, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$39.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-311066-1