Allow occupational therapists to conduct initial home care evaluation

Allow occupational therapists to conduct initial home care evaluation

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Michael Haleem started this petition to Congress

Under current legislation, clients who receive home health care services may only be initially assessed by a Registered Nurse (RN), Physical Therapist (PT), or a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). There are many instances where a client may require the skills rendered by an Occupational Therapist (OT). We are advocating for the bill introduced by Representative Patrick Meehan entitled H.R. 3820-Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2017. The passing of this bill would allow an OT to initiate an assessment on a client, therefore determining first hand if the client qualifies for Occupational Therapy services.

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