Frequently Asked Fieldwork Questions:
Can I bill for student services through Medicare?
According to AOTA's document on OT/ OTA Student Supervision & Medicare Requirements: “We are hereby discontinuing the policy announced in the FY 2000 final rule’s preamble requiring line-of-sight supervision of therapy students in SNFs, as set forth in the FY 2012 proposed rule. Instead, effective October 1, 2011, as with other inpatient settings, each SNF/provider will determine for itself the appropriate manner of supervision of therapy students consistent with state and local laws and practice standards.”
What if my student is performing poorly?
The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator from your student's school should be contacted as soon as possible to work with you in developing strategies for improving your student's performance. Weekly communication forms or Learning Contracts may be used to provide the student with clear expectations that they can be held accountable for achieving.