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Like many physical therapy clinics, Columbus Orthopaedic Clinic and Outpatient Center in Columbus, Mississippi, has had to make difficult decisions regarding whether—and how—to include physical therapists in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Columbus is a multispecialty practice focusing on orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and rehabilitation, employing 11 PTs and 6 PTAs between 2 clinical sites.

APTA spoke with Peyton Fandel, PT, DPT, who played a key role in evaluating the potential benefits of MIPS and enrollment in the APTA Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry.

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