Date of Award


Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Rachel Koldenhoven

Second Advisor

Holly Grieves


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.