This position provides specialized care to patients with disabling conditions of limb or spine by manufacturing, fitting and preparing custom and pre-fabricated orthotics. Acts as the functional owner for managing the day to day care of assigned patients to ensure timely delivery of products and services. Includes accurate coding for their claims, and maintaining knowledge of Medicare rules and policies regarding coding and documentation requirements. Examines and evaluates patient's needs in relation to disease and functional loss. Formulates and manufactures design of orthosis. Selects materials, makes cast measurements, model modifications, and layouts. Performs fittings. Evaluates orthosis on patient and makes adjustments to assure fit, function, and quality of work. Instructs patient in use of orthopedic brace. Maintains patient records. Functions as a team member within the department as well as cross-functionally as required, contributing to and providing accurate clinical documentation, assisting in accurate billing and coding as necessary.
Updated: Nov 04, 2019