Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Physical Therapist Will Join Key AMA Performance Measures Group APTA member Dianne Jewell, PT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR, has been appointed to one of the nation's leading advisory groups guiding the development of evidence-based performance measures in health care. The appointment will make Jewell the first physical therapist to serve on the Measure Advisory Committee (MAC) for the American Medical Association's Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA-PCPI). Jewell, a former member of the APTA Board of Directors, is founder and CEO of The Rehab Intel Network consulting company and former assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She has more than 25 years of experience as a physical therapist practicing in a variety of settings, and is program director for the Health Policy Certificate Program at Arcadia University in Philadelphia. The MAC functions as the advisory body to the AMA-PCPI Executive Committee on issues related to current and future performance measures and methodologies. The AMA-PCPI performance measures are used in a wide range of national quality improvement programs.