In January, we hosted a webinar focused on the importance of outcomes tracking in physical therapy. In addition to explaining why it’s absolutely critical that therapists collect objective data on patient progress, we highlighted a few of the reports available in WebPT Outcomes. With the move to a value-based payment environment already in full swing, outcomes tracking is a hot topic in the physical therapy space, and that meant lots of thoughtful question from our webinar audience.
In this post, we examine why outcome measurement tools must account for complicating factors and what happens when they don’t.
You already know that health care is about more than diagnosing and treating a disease or impairment—it’s about treating the whole person, because that person is more than his or her condition or symptoms. Fortunately, the rest of the healthcare community is finally catching on.
How PTs and OTs can balance the use of performance-based outcomes measures, self-reported ones, and hybrids.
How tracking outcomes data can ensure your rehab therapy practice is delivering value—and thus makes the cut in this new era of healthcare.
With record attendance—more than 11,000 rehab therapy professionals from all over the US—CSM 2016 in Anaheim, California, was abuzz with energy and enthusiasm. When I wasn’t running around in search of folks wearing “I heart PT” buttons so I could give them prizes (did you catch us on Gene Shirokobrod’s Periscope?), I was busy attending sessions in the Private Practice track.
We here at WebPT have been beating the value-based payment drum for a while now. After all, the signs are clear that we’re swiftly moving away from a fee-for-service payment environment in favor of one that is primarily based on value. And we’re not the only ones who see the writing on the proverbial wall: according to the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), “How well organizations can apply evidence-based best practices, imp