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  • Member Input Needed: Survey on Reforming Payment for Physical Therapist Services

    Over the past several years, APTA has been engaged in investigating the feasibility and advisability of a new payment system for physical therapist services. This payment system would be based on and promote the clinical expertise and judgment of the licensed physical therapist, reduce regulatory burden, revise coding nomenclature including the aspect of timed based units for reporting services, facilitate the provision of the quality of care, and reduce unwarranted variations in practice.

    The development of a reformed payment system will involve various stakeholders, including other health care professionals, policy groups and agencies in the areas of coding, valuation and payment, and most importantly, APTA members. This year, APTA will use the data and work of government reports, in addition to its own internal analysis and member efforts and expertise, to propose a reformed payment system for physical therapist services.

    Click here for details on APTA's 3-step approach to the development of a reformed payment system for physical therapist services and share your perspective on payment via a survey that will inform concept papers that will be used to develop a formal proposal. The survey will be available until 12:00 am EST February 28.


    • I'm glad that APTA is working on this issue. I think pay for performance is the new reality in healthcare and I think it's better if we develop a plan for it internally that we can then support and advocate for as opposed to having something imposed on us from an external source.

      Posted by Caroline Peyrone on 5/27/2011 1:47 PM

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