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Travel Therapy Resources
Medbridge is a great CEU resource for all therapists but especially traveling therapists.As registered healthcare professionals keeping up with CEUs is a must. This gets complicated as a traveler with multiple state licenses to keep track of. I prefer in-person courses but these are difficult to coordinate as it can be difficult to know what location you will be working for more than three months out. Online CEU courses are a great way to help keep up with required CEUs while on the road. Each course has an “accreditation check,” meaning you can confirm which states your course of interest would cover. I highly recommend Medbridge use my code “TinyVan” or my link to receive $175 off a year prescription. The offer is good for OTs,OTAs,PTs,PTAs, and SLPs.
For those of you who do not travel in a camper or van, Airbnb is a great option. Before I went mobile with my housing Airbnb and Craigslist were my go to. Remember that it’s best to contact the host to inform them of your unique situation as a traveling healthcare professional. Reach out and see if you could get a 30 day or two-week rate depending on your cancellation notice.
OT and PT Toolkit
As an OT I have been familiar with the OT toolkit for a few years. Once you purchase the toolkit you can travel with it from assignment to assignment. Its essentially an extremely comprehensive guide for typical adult diagnosis and interventions. My favorite part of the
handbook is the handouts. I use the ADL adaptive equipment handouts regularly and they are so helpful for clients. I have not personally used the PT toolkit, but have heard good things from my PT colleges. Check out it out the
OT Assessments for G-Codes/Modifiers
Anyone else hate G-codes as much as I do? Okay, let me summarize a patient’s whole complex functional status into a number so it’s easier for you to deny and accept claims, ugh I digress. Anyway, AOTA is always on top of changes like this and typically provides resources for therapists. These are tools we can benefit from in order to succeed in the ever-changing legislation regarding medicare. It’s always ideal to have an evidenced based assessment to backup your treatment and here are some quick ones that an OT could use for each type of modifier. My favorite is the Boston Am-Pac “6 clicks” , I use the self care module often and it takes a few minutes to add up and provides a raw score which correlates with a modifier. Click here for the list.