Outcomes are important in direct management of individual patient care and for the opportunity they provide the profession in collectively comparing care and determining effectiveness.
Measuring outcomes is a critical component of physical therapist practice. Outcomes are important in direct management of individual patient care and for the opportunity they provide the profession in collectively comparing care and determining effectiveness.
APTA launched the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry in 2017 to provide a user-friendly system for collecting uniform data on patient and client outcomes. Data will help guide best practices, help providers meet regulatory reporting requirements, generate benchmarking reports, and help shape payment policy.
Standardized outcome measures provide a common language with which to evaluate the success of physical therapy interventions to determine which intervention approaches comprise best clinical practice.
May 28, 2020
The registry enables you to demonstrate the value of PT services to consumers and payers, while also providing benchmarking data to enhance patient care.
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Members can access tests for the purpose of patient examination.
Additional Outcomes Measurement Content
Jan 19, 2021 / News
The APTA Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry has been approved as a qualified clinical data registry — an important benefit for PTs in MIPS.
Jun 29, 2020 / Open Access
Cross-academy/section task forces have identified two sets of core outcome measures for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, one for adults and one for children.
Feb 1, 2020 / Feature
How patient data can answer questions to help PTs provide better care, improve outcomes, and lower costs.
Dec 12, 2019 / News
The Registry integrates with EHRs to help providers easily benchmark patient outcomes, participate in the MIPS, and improve patient care.
Aug 26, 2019 / Perspective
Recognizing that we need to adjust our clinical practice requires self-reflection, patience, and a lot of effort.
Aug 16, 2019 / Article
Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses his Mary McMillan Lecture at APTA’s NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
Jun 10, 2019 / Interview
APTA spoke with Peyton Fandel, PT, DPT, who played a key role in evaluating the potential benefits of MIPS and enrollment in APTA's registry.
Apr 1, 2019 / Column
This is what you need to know now.
Nov 19, 2018 / Review
Systems science emphasizes collecting and analyzing clinical data using a common language, say authors of a "Point of View" article in PTJ.
Nov 1, 2018 / Feature
CMS has proposed changes to the 2019 physician fee schedule that would require eligible PTs to participate in Medicare's Quality Payment Program next year. To prepare, PTs must understand what's behind these efforts, what they need to do, and what may lie ahead.