The end of PQRS is not a free pass for PTs and OTs to put their data analysis efforts on pause.
While PQRS is no more, that doesn’t mean rehab therapists should neglect their quality reporting duties to Medicare.
Last week, the Wynn Las Vegas was abuzz with more than the whir of spinning reels and the jangle of noisy slot machines. That’s because, amidst the usual cheers and chimes of a casino floor, more than 1,000 private practice leaders, vendors, students, and other professionals came together to share and learn advice for private practice success during PPS 2016.
After months of heated debate and public commentary—much of it coming from physicians who felt they needed more time to prepare themselves to participate in a brand-new quality reporting program—the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Friday released its final rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
It’s September, which means the weather’s cooling down, pumpkin-flavored everything is now available, and students—including future physical therapists—are heading back to school. If you’re in PT school right now, then this letter goes out to you, because the industry that you’re about to step into isn’t your grandparents’. It’s not even your parents’.
Superficial upgrades to technology that was built to address administrative tasks associated with a fee-for-service healthcare paradigm aren’t going to cut it in this new pay-for-quality era.
Will uncoupling pain survey scores and hospital payments encourage providers to choose PT over painkillers?