Physiotherapy Articles

How soon can I discharge a 4b from treatment?

The simple way to answer this question is with another question: is the resident benefitting from the treatment?

ACFI claiming in this area relates to the assessed need for ongoing complex health care – if claiming a 4b “to meet this requirement consistent ongoing treatment must be provided as required by the resident

If you’re being told that residents can be discharged after a certain period of time (like 6-months or even 3-months), then:

  • This is preventing residents from getting the treatments they need (and the facility is being funded for)
  • The expected outcome of “all care recipients are as free as possible from pain” is not being achieved, and
  • It’s placing the facility at significant downgrade risk

For more information about ensuring pain management and mobility outcomes in a way that’s consistent, transparent, and supports both facilities accreditation and funding needs click here