This blog is designed to provide questions that guide a students' thinking when studying for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. These are not actual test questions found on the NBCOT, but rather a collection of sample test questions that may reflect those on the NBCOT. Occupational Therapy Exam Help is Here!
therapy, Physical therapy, speech language therapy
provided by independently practicing licensed professionals including
psychologists, psychiatric social workers, and other mental health
inpatient services for persons aged under 21 or over 65
(including OT) provided by school systems to children with disabilities (note:
This provision overlaps IDEA legislation and has led to questioning as to
whether services to Individual children should be funded as an educational or a
health care service)
What is Medicaid reform?
rapidly rising costs there is an increased press for cost containment
are examining ways to reformulate Medicaid benefits
options may Include placing caps or other Limitations on types and length of
therapy, reducing or eliminating optional benefits, and/or developing and
implementing managed care approaches
states can APPLY to the federal government for a waiver which GIVES the state
flexibility in the types of services and delivery systems they Provide under
Discuss Workers' compensation
to compensate employees who have Job-related illness or injuries
jointly by Individual employers or groups of employers and state governments
state has a workers' compensation commission board which determines regulations
for employer participation, benefit provision, employee coverage, and insurance
can be through contract with private insurance companies or through Individual
employers or groups of employers who administer their own programs. This is
known as Self-insuring
varies from state to state, with many states initiating cost-containment
measures including limits on choice of providers, use of set fee schedules,
utilization review, and managed care
compensation programs Include cash benefits and medical benefits. OT services
may be included
and disability Management to return the person to gainful Employment is a
What is personal payment and "Pro Bono" care?
whose health insurance has discontinued Coverage of OT services may elect to
pay for these services personally, providing that benefit can be derived from
without health insurance or with no Coverage for rehabilitative services may
also pay for OT personally
services of OTs practicing in non-medical settings, (ie. wellness and
prevention programs) are generally not covered by insurers so their clients
must private pay
Bono" or free or reduced rate care may be supported by the individual
therapist's personal donation of services or through philanthropic donations
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An OT is establishing a department in country long-term care hospice. When developing the policy and procedures for the documentation in the hospice, which document would me MOST useful?
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Uniform Terminology for Occupational Therapy This document defines OT in relationship to performance areas and components. It also provides "common language" for Occupational therapists to describe individuals and their abilities.