Timely Completion of Physical Therapy Documentation

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College / Administrative Unit: 
Student Affairs
Date Started: 
October 2012

1.  The purpose is to determine the frequency at which the documentation of a PT encounter is greater than
      48 hours.

2.  Determine the impacts of delayed chart sign-off on PT staff, HIM staff & billing staff.

Increase the completion rate of all PT documentations to 100% within 48 hours of each encounter as per the standards set by HIM.

Track the number of PT encounters that exceeded 48 hours.
Track the total number of each appointment type/week from Sept-March.
Identify the multitude of factors that influence the PT’s staff ability to complete their documentation within the threshold.

Contact Person: 
Nancy Lambert
  • Linda Eck, Leader
  • Ken Hurd, Member
  • Ellen Jankowski, Member
  • Kristin Taylor, Member