One of the hardest parts of a rehab therapist’s job is having to write letters of medical necessity. You must make sure that you are not only explaining in full detail what is needed for the child you are working with, but why those items are needed, and what importance they will play in the care and/or development of that child. There are even some insurance companies that require you to send them several cost samples to be sure you are getting one priced appropriately and not too expensively
We have added a new resource to our site – Letters of Medical Necessity. I have included one letter here in the blog for you to look over but there are several others now uploaded into the website and included with your membership. These letters include ones for:
· Adaptive car seat
· Easy stander
· Life vest
· Safety bed
These letters seem hard to write at first, but you will find it easier once you gain experience in writing them and in rewriting them when you get rejection notices because you missed explaining clearly why something was needed. We hope you find these helpful. If you have a letter you would like added to our resource library to help another therapist, please let us know. We would be happy to add it.
And now for what to expect in the months ahead:
Towards the end of July, we will be adding more to our sensory play section with a variety of recipes for home made slime and play dough.
In August look for our back-to-school blog that will talk about the right size/weight/fit for backpacks, as well as help for handwriting challenges.
In September we will be sharing strategies to help with getting back into routines and handling the sensory defensive behaviors that often come when the weather starts to get cooler.
In October we will be sharing some cleaver Halloween costumes and recipes for easy Fall FM and sensory activities.
In November look for ideas and strategies to help survive Thanksgiving dinner get-togethers, especially for those picky eaters out there.
And December will bring a list of developmentally appropriate holiday gifts, along with fun holiday FM and sensory activities.
Each month will bring a new blog and numerous new worksheets and handouts.
All of which is included in your PTR membership of only $4.99 a month. What a deal!