Single Source Provider

School District SINGLE SOURCE PROVIDER SERVICES

Lifespan Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology Services, PLLC presently provides related services to ten school districts. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology services can all be provided to the school district through a single source.

We are an approved provider of SED4410 Preschool services and NYSDOH Early Intervention Services in a five county area,  providing therapy services to all children 0-21 years old residing within the school district.

25 YEARS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES

Lifespan Therapies has an outstanding record of protecting school districts. For over 25 years, we have served the school districts and special needs agencies of the Central New York and Finger Lakes school communities.We accomplish this mission by:

  • Providing services that meet or exceed the standards of practice for our profession(s)
  • Incorporating the unique needs of each patient into our treatment recommendations
  • Limiting our service recommendations to those interventions that will promote optimal patient functioning and  dignity in the least restrictive environment
  • Charging fair and competitive fees for our services
  • Providing easy access for receipt of our services
  • Delivering our services in a timely, cost effective, respectful, confidential, and responsive manner

Lifespan Therapies is committed to customer service, and we encourage open and frequent communication with parents, physicians and school administrators. We have a deep understanding of school based  and medically based practice, and make it our goal to attend to details, including extensive use of technology. Our highly trained consultants  are experts in their fields, providing individualized services to their clients with  serious commitment.

INSURANCE

Therapists are covered with professional liability insurance ($1,000,000/$3,000,000), business general liability insurance including non-owned auto, health insurance, workman’s compensation insurance, disability insurance, and unemployment insurance. Districts will be named as additional insured on the General Liability Policy if requested.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Our office staff supports all aspects of the care that our therapists deliver. We obtain release forms from parents/guardians of all students receiving related services. We then obtain Medicaid compliant prescriptions for all students. Reports are received, proofed, finalized, and distributed directly to the CSE Chairperson, teachers, therapists, parents, and physicians through our main office. IEP compliance studies are run on a regular basis to insure compliance with IEP recommendations for related services.

SUPERVISION OF EMPLOYEES

Supervision of therapists is a challenge for most school districts. All employees receive annual performance evaluations. All evaluation reports are reviewed personally by Dana Mandel, PT, PCS prior to submission to district to insure the educational relevance of recommended services. We have an ongoing Quality Assurance Program that insures compliance with all Federal, State, Medicaid, and other medical legal regulations.

Caseload studies are performed on an annual basis to insure the educational relevance of related services. Results of the annual study are provided directly to the CSE chairperson.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

Lifespan Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology Services, PLLC has a strong commitment and concern for the fiscal constraints of our school districts. Caseload management is the key to fiscal responsibility when providing related services in the school district. Caseload studies are performed on an annual basis to insure the educational relevance of related services.

Results of the annual study are provided directly to the CSE chairperson. Annual costs for related services, as well as monthly year-to-date comparisons, are monitored and analyzed.

LEGAL IMPLICATIONS

Lifespan Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology Services, PLLC has a perfect record of avoiding and protecting school districts against legal litigation that can be costly, time consuming, and damaging to a school district’s reputation. Impartial hearings can easily cost a school district $40,000.00.