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.
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 15, 2020
Members can access tests for the purpose of patient examination.
Additional Outcomes Measurement Content
Sep 27, 2023 / News
The macroeconomic review of eight conditions shows how physical therapy delivers cost-effectiveness through quality-of-life improvements.
Aug 1, 2023 / News
Stacey Dusing, PT, PhD, FAPTA, believes it's time to close the gaps between research and practice.
Apr 12, 2023 / News
The physical therapy profession has evolved, and so has its foundational resource.
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Jun 23, 2021 / Perspective
APTA spoke with Megan Valenzano, PT, DPT, compliance officer and director of regulatory affairs at Fox Rehabilitation, about her experience with APTA's Registry, lessons learned, and the Registry's role in advancing the profession.
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 11, 2019 / News
The Registry integrates with EHRs to help providers easily benchmark patient outcomes, participate in the MIPS, and improve patient care.
Aug 25, 2019 / Perspective
Recognizing that we need to adjust our clinical practice requires self-reflection, patience, and a lot of effort.