APTA is launching the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry 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.
This registry will provide information regarding practice patterns and variations in care, assess clinical outcomes of physical therapy care, examine associations between care and outcomes, and inform clinical and policy decision-making. Information will be available that will answer questions regarding provision of the “right care to the right patient at the right time.” The registry will also provide benchmarking reports to providers so that they can look at their performance to see how it compares with their peers on a local and national level. The soft launch of the registry is slated for January 1, 2014 with full launch on January 1, 2015. These tools will be critical to reducing unwarranted variation in practice and waste, and improving compliance.
Learn more about the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry.
Last Updated: 9/11/2014