Effective July 1, 2021, Senate Bill #59 in the State of Indiana "Allows an occupational therapist to provide occupational therapy services to an individual during a period of not more than 42 calendar days beginning on the day on which the occupational therapist first provides occupational therapy services to the individual. Allows an occupational therapist to provide occupational therapy services to an individual after the 42 day period only if the occupational therapist obtains a referral from, or acts on the order of, a physician, podiatrist, advanced practice registered nurse, psychologist, chiropractor, optometrist, or physician's assistant. Allows an occupational therapist, without a referral or order from a health care provider, to provide: (1) ergonomic or home assessment services; (2) injury or illness prevention education and wellness services; (3)occupational therapy activities provided in an educational setting; or (4) occupational therapy activities that the medical licensing board of Indiana determines to be appropriate to be conducted in a community based environment."
Effective January 1, 2022, under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance, or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
-You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
-Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.-If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.-Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Occupational Therapy & Wellness services in the convenience of your home, or location of your choice
Pain Relieving Techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, fascial stretching, cupping, and kinesiology taping
OSHA Compliant Onsite and VirtualOffice Ergonomic Assessments
Therapy services for treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries and pathologies
Equipment Recommendations for the Office or Home Office
Friendly and competent advice and guidance to help you, or your company, reduce pain, injury, and prevent future injuries
Workplace Wellness Services for small business owners to help keep employees feeling their best on the job
Home Program Instruction for Strengthening, Flexibility, Range-of-Motion, and more depending upon need
Office Ergonomic Assessments
Employees who spend long hours at a desk need the proper set-up to minimize the risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder. Tammy is trained to perform OSHA compliant assessments and can provide a detailed report of the findings to you. She can provide you with the necessary action steps to not only improve your employees' comfort level, but to minimize their risk of neck, shoulder, hand/arm pain, among others. She can make equipment recommendations, or suggest modifications and adaptations to make existing equipment work for you.
Employee "Tension Taming" Sessions
For employees experiencing any sort of minor ache or pain, Tammy can provide 1:1 hands-on sessions, typically 15-20 minutes in duration, to help alleviate those pain points. She may use cupping, myofascial release, kinesiology taping, and/or fascial stretching to accomplish this. Workers who feel their best tend to have lower levels of absenteeism and presenteeism, better morale, better productivity; employers can benefit from improved employee retention and use this program as a hiring perk.
Involves the insertion of fine, solid needles (acupuncture needles) to help reduce pain, increase range of motion, activate a muscle, and increase blood flow to tissues.
Tuning ForkSound Healing
Uses weighted tuning forks on the physical body, or unweighted tuning forks on the energetic body, to help decrease muscle tension and swelling, help decrease pain, and help unblock barriers to energy flow.
Myofascial Decompression (Cupping)
Uses silicone or plastic cups to create a vacuum on the soft tissues, which helps lift and decompress congested, painful tissues, and helps to restore flexibility and decrease pain.
Tammy R. McKee, MS, OTR/L, CHT, RIPS, CIEAS is the owner of Hands Above Therapy Services. Ms. McKee is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. degree in Psychology, and the University of Indianapolis with her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has 25+ years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and achieved the prestigious CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) designation in 2001. She has dedicated her career to the treatment of various pathologies of the upper extremity. Her current passion is helping people with chronic pain problems who have already failed conservative and, often, surgical intervention. She has obtained additional training in Office Ergonomics Assessments, Myofascial Decompression (cupping) and Dry Needling of the Upper Extremity, a treatment approach using acupuncture needles to help decrease pain. Additionally, she understands the barriers that many people face when needing quality therapy services, and wants to make your visits as convenient as possible.
Tammy is licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the states of Indiana, Florida and Georgia. She is registered as an OT through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), and she is certified in Hand Therapy by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC).
Tammy was born and raised in rural Fayette County, Indiana. She participated in numerous team sports during her youth and was a 10 year 4-H club member. She currently resides in rural Rush County, Indiana in her 100+ year old farmhouse. Tammy is a member of the Rush County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers as a driver for the Rushville Food Pantry. She enjoys raising unique varieties of irises, photography, and abstract painting. In the warm, summer months she frequents local Farmer's Markets and festivals.
We are always happy to chat with you. Contact us in any convenient way and we will answer all your questions.
We are a Mobile OT service, and do the majority of our sessions in the comfort of your own home, we can now schedule our 30 minute "Wellness Mini Sessions" at the Angel Oak Integrated Wellness office in Connersville, IN. Tammy is licensed in the states of Indiana, Florida, and Georgia, to perform OT evaluations and treatments. Prevention/Wellness services, including Ergonomic Assessments, can be performed remotely for any state.
All visits will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis. If Tammy is not a good fit for your needs, she will assist you in finding a local provider to evaluate and treat you.
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