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
Jun 29, 2020 / Resource
The Cross-Academy/Section COVID-19 Core Outcome Measure Task Force identified a core set of outcome measures for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, across the continuum of care and in all settings.
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.
Oct 18, 2018 / Perspective
With increased expectations to deliver high-quality care, it is important that we meet the standards that are being set for us.
Oct 9, 2018 / News
There is little consistency in the ways hospitals assess and promote movement, and almost no acknowledgement of mobility as an outcome measure. That needs to change, and soon, say authors of a new white paper.
Sep 5, 2018 / Perspective
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are pivotal to assessing and achieving high-quality care.
Jun 12, 2018 / Review
A few tests and outcome measures can help shed light on the chances of a nonsurgical approach leading to success for athletes with ACL injuries.
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