Reports for Doctors
Reports for doctors are a usual part of allied health care. When a doctor refers a patient to an allied health professional, they like to be informed of the outcome of the assessment and the recommendations made.
Reports that I provide to my clients are sent to their doctors, unless otherwise requested during the consultation or in the pre-assessment questionnaire. In some circumstances, I am required to write back to the referring doctor (e.g. If you’re using an Enhanced Primary Care/Complex Disease Management Plan).
Patients often say that having a report is immensely helpful, as it details all the difficulties that are currently being experienced, as well as recommendations to make changes. This report can be taken to any health professional to help them understand your condition.
Reports for the NDIS
Reports for the NDIS are now commonplace in the healthcare industry in Australia. These reports are detailed summaries of your function and needs. This report helps to outline to the NDIS the impact your hypermobility condition has on your day to day functioning. In these reports, OT’s are only able to make recommendations they believe are considered reasonable and necessary based on the clinical observation and assessment of you and your condition.
OT reports are an important part of an application for the NDIS.
Michelle is not a Registered Provider for the NDIS, and as such can only see NDIS participants who are self managed or plan managed. Michelle’s role is more likely to be to perform assessment to help you apply for the NDIS.
Letters & Other Documentation
Letters and other documentation are sometimes needed following an assessment or follow up session. An example of this may be in communicating to insurance companies.