Collaborative Care

New collaborative care models under health reform, such as accountable care organizations (ACO), bundled payment models, and patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are a part of the approach to transform the health care system to improve the quality, affordability, and experience of care. APTA is working to support members in their success within these models by providing resources and connecting you with your peers in our APTA Communities discussion forum. For any questions, please e-mail

  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

    An ACO is an organization of health care providers that agrees to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are assigned to it.

  • Bundled Payment Models (BPCI, CCJR , CMMI)

    A bundled payment is a single fee paid related to a treatment or condition and is being used to encourage coordination across providers and to promote more efficient care.

  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)

    A PCMH is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal providers and when appropriate, the patient's family.

  • Health Systems Rehabilitation Community (HSRC)

    The Health System Rehabilitation Community (HSRC) was established in 2011, in collaboration with APTA, by a network of rehabilitation leaders including: Directors, managers, and administrators responsible for the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services across the continuum of care (inpatient through ambulatory care) within academic medical centers, community hospitals, and integrated health systems.


Guide to PT PracticeCSM 2016