Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Gap: Corewell Health lacked a competency program to assess their occupational therapist ability to provide medication management services. The occupational therapist required an educational resource to support the use of the Pill-Box Test. Additional resources were needed to identify evidence-based interventions and documentation tips to aid with reimbursement of services. The patient education library required a resource to highlight strategies to support clients in reaching their medication management goals.
Objective: To standardize practice of medication management services including evaluation, intervention, and documentation of outcomes for occupational therapy patients at Corewell health.
Outcomes: The health system was equipped with a medication management focused annual competency assessment of their OTs ability to provide related services. The occupational therapists have an educational resource guiding administration and scoring of the Pill-Box Test. A resource is available providing examples of remediation and compensatory strategies to address common deficit areas impacting performance on the Pill-Box Test. A documentation guide is available sharing medication management goal examples, common procedural codes (CPT), and language from the occupational therapy practice framework to support reimbursement. A new patient education is available for all members of the care team to share with the client to support their medication management goals.
Genna, Anthony, "Occupational Therapy's Role in Medication Management with the Corewell Health System" (2023). Capstone Projects. 45.