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Health-Related Professions/ Allied Health > Occupational Therapy Assistant
The OTA's Guide to Writing SOAP Notes
Borcherding, Sherry
ISBN 13: 
Previous ISBN (13): 
ISBN 10: 
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Slack, Inc.
LC Call Number: 
RM735.4.B673 2007
[DNLM: 1.Occupational Therapy - methods.WB 555 B726o 2007]
Out of Print
Slack Incorporated
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
11.0 x 0.6 x 8.5 in
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Written specifically for occupational therapy assistants, The OTA’s Guide to Writing SOAP Notes, Second Edition is updated to include new features and information. This valuable text contains the step-by-step instruction needed to learn the documentation required for reimbursement in occupational therapy.

With the current changes in healthcare, proper documentation of client care is essential to meeting legal and ethical standards for reimbursement of services. Written in an easy-to-read format, this new edition by Sherry Borcherding and Marie J. Morreale will continue to aid occupational therapy assistants in learning to write SOAP notes that will be reimbursable under Medicare Part B and managed care for different areas of clinical practice.

New Features in the Second Edition:
• Incorporated throughout the text is the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, along with updated AOTA documents
• More examples of pediatrics, hand therapy, and mental health
• Updated and additional worksheets
• Review of grammar/documentation mistakes
• Worksheets for deciphering physician orders, as well as expanded worksheets for medical abbreviations
• Updated information on billing codes, HIPAA, management of health information, medical records, and electronic documentation
• Expanded information on the OT process for the OTA to fully understand documentation and the OTA’s role in all stages of treatment, including referral, evaluation, intervention plan, and discharge
• Documentation of physical agent modalities

With reorganized and shorter chapters, The OTA’s Guide to Writing SOAP Notes, Second Edition is the essential text to providing instruction in writing SOAP notes specifically aimed at the OTA practitioner and student. This exceptional edition offers both the necessary instruction and multiple opportunities to practice, as skills are built on each other in a logical manner.

Templates are provided for beginning students to use in formatting SOAP notes, and the task of documentation is broken down into small units to make learning easier. A detachable summary sheet is included that can be pulled out and carried to clinical sites as a reminder of the necessary contents for a SOAP note.
Updated information, expanded discussions, and reorganized learning tools make The OTA’s Guide to Writing SOAP Notes, Second Edition a must-have for all occupational therapy assistant students! This text is the essential resource needed to master professional documentation skills in today’s healthcare environment.

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