January 1, 2015 - APTA intends to launch a registry database, which will collect uniform data to evaluate specific outcomes for a population defined by a particular condition. Learn more about this groundbreaking project below.
June 10, 2014 - Press Release: Quintiles and APTA Announce Plans to Develop New Outcomes Registry
Why a Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry?
In the current and evolving health care environment, where increased scrutiny is being placed on outcomes, a registry enables the physical therapy community to demonstrate the value of physical therapy services to payers while also enhancing patient care by providing participating physical therapists with benchmarks from which to build evidence-based care plans. The registry supports the vision for the profession to transform society, and it places the physical therapy community in a position to proactively contribute to reforming the health care system.
Numerous health care associations have taken lead roles in developing outcomes registries, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. In this effort, APTA will have data contributed by individual physical therapy clinics as well as partner with companies already gathering outcomes data and electronic health records. APTA's registry doesn't duplicate any existing system. It has been designed to ultimately gather outcomes across the full continuum of physical therapist care. APTA's registry development is supported by Outcome Sciences, Inc.
Why Quintiles Outcome?
Quintiles Outcome has a long history of designing patient registries, including working with and submitting data and methods to CMS and other payers. Quintiles Outcome has helped develop the registry standards for multiple agencies and is dynamic enough to adjust the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry to the unique needs of the physical therapy community while also meeting established best practices.
What's the development timeline?
APTA and Outcome are currently on pace for a 2015 launch.
Participating in the Registry
Prospective Participant Information
Current Participant Information (coming soon)
NEXT 2014 Dispatch: Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry