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  • Physician Owned? Corporate? Independent? Panel Event to Focus on PT Models of Practice

    Few would argue that health care in the United States has experienced significant change over the past few years—but do those changes require a new look at practice models for physical therapists (PTs)? That's the question at the heart of an event cosponsored by APTA and Arcadia University set for the evening of January 9, 2020, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm ET.

    The panel presentation, Practice Revolution: Physician Owned, Corporate, Health Care Systems, Independent, and More, will include presentations from APTA Chief Executive Officer Justin Moore, PT, DPT, and Bill Boissonault, PT, DPT, DHSc, APTA executive vice president of professional affairs, as well as APTA members Jennifer Gamboa, PT, DPT; Patrick Graham, PT, MBA; and Michael Horsfield, PT, MBA. The PT panelists will be joined by neurosurgeon Ryan Grant, MD, and Louis Levitt, MD, MEd, vice president of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics. Past APTA President Paul Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS, will serve as panel moderator.

    The event is open to the public—although RSVPs are required by January 2—and will be held in the Great Room of the University Commons at Arcadia, located about 14 miles north of Philadelphia. Remote participation is available. If you can’t attend in person but want to participate, select the option to participate remotely on the RSVP page. Login information will then be provided. The presentation will also be streamed live and recorded for later download.

    For more information, email stephensl@arcadia.edu.

    Comments

    • Important issues for discussion and interaction.

      Posted by Suh-Fang Jeng on 12/30/2019 7:06 PM

    • I have a strong interest in the panel as a PT entrepreneur. My OP clinic GroupHab promotes an alternative model of care including PT designed and led group exercise for primary prevention; Blended with individual PT care for efficient, cost effective treatment; and post rehab to increase adherence to exercise. —PT knowledge and expertise used in the small group setting to keep patients well! The model is for patients managing chronic conditions, individuals with complex medical needs, and specialized populations. - Model includes psych/social benefits, PT’s continue to follow their patients, keeping them well, catching problems before they become serious concerns. Research supporting the model has been submitted for publication. I am presenting the model at CSM. “Change the way you think about physical therapy:Alternative models of care.” Patrice Hazan DPT, MA

      Posted by Patrice Hazan on 12/30/2019 8:58 PM

    • I am interested to participate remotely.

      Posted by Maria Morcilla on 12/30/2019 9:29 PM

    • I am looking forward to this great session.

      Posted by Tejal on 12/30/2019 9:55 PM

    • Why isn’t the APTA involved in legislation to eliminate physician owned PT? Referral for profit is negatively impacting our profession as well as patient care.

      Posted by Lisa Schaefer on 1/1/2020 10:44 AM

    • Our professionals needs to understand that we offer an invaluable service and forces outside of our field are leveraging our expertise to profit from what we should be in control of. Uneven payment structures give some owners of billed PT services leverage over our skills and training to THEIR advantage. If we truly want to control how and where we practice then we need to reject situations that let other-than-PT-owned and operated billing entities for our services be allowed to exist. I have worked in hospital based systems, and have been an independent private practice owner for over 38 yrs and our profession needs to take the next step after creating DPT’s and work towards true autonomy of how and where we practice. It can be a central focus of our professional organization and our educational institutions, namely autonomous practice, group professional practices negotiating with billing entities not as employees but true medical professionals with equal value for our services. Uneven billing practices lead to leveraged employment situations and weigh against an equal Playing field in providing our skilled services. We should be collecting and distributing information and data through out professional organization that show that our services are similar but reimbursement is not. Level the financial playing field and our profession will take a huge step forward

      Posted by Carl R. Mailhot on 1/2/2020 8:57 PM

    • Yes I would like to listen in from Seattle Jan 9th.

      Posted by Joan Belady on 1/3/2020 1:10 AM

    • I agree with Carl Mailhot. Our APTA should change focus to autonomous practice, data collection and distribution, and leverage our value against constant reduction in reimbursement.

      Posted by Chad Miller on 1/3/2020 3:42 PM

    • I would like to listen to the recorded version. We've been hit hard by POPTS this last year. Now we are facing major cuts in insurance reimbursement.

      Posted by Steve Straub,PT,CSCS on 1/4/2020 1:13 PM

    • I’d like to participate remotely.

      Posted by Mary Nalls on 1/5/2020 12:57 PM

    • I would like to participate online.

      Posted by Folasade Akintunde on 1/6/2020 9:45 AM

    • Would like to see recording- sounds like a great meeting. Please let me know how to access the program...

      Posted by Rex L. Nutt on 1/9/2020 3:45 PM

    • Sounds great. I would like to be a part of or see meeting remotely

      Posted by Tiffaney Hunter, PT, DPT on 1/11/2020 4:03 PM

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