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Value Based Care: Where Alternative Payment Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the PT Outcomes Registry Come Together

The healthcare environment is rapidly changing and alternative payment systems are being incorporated across health care settings. The need to successfully demonstrate the effectiveness of your services is becoming more evident, yet many organizations are struggling with how to adapt to this change.

Watch the webinar presented by APTA Director of Quality, Heather Smith, PT, MPH, and APTA Lead Specialist, Matt Elrod, PT, DPT, MEd, to better understand how to use the best available evidence and an outcomes registry to understand and optimize performance.

Watch to learn:

  • Current health care trends driving pay for performance
  • How CPGs are developed to help decrease unwarranted variations in practice
  • The core outcome elements that are part of the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry that will demonstrate value
  • The implementation strategy to provide value-based care for your organization

About the presenters:

Heather Smith is director of quality for APTA. In her current role, she coordinates quality initiatives for the association and develops and implements key member resources related to quality for programs under Medicare that impact physical therapists, including the respective postacute care quality reporting programs (QRPs), the physician quality reporting system (PQRS), and the functional limitation reporting (FLR) requirements for therapy services under Medicare. She also serves as a consultant for the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry. 

Matt Elrod is lead specialist in the Practice Department of the American Physical Therapy Association. In this position he provides consultation to other APTA departments and members, is a liaison to various external organizations, and contributes to policy development to advance the practice of physical therapy. This includes developing member resources in evidence-based practice, ICD-10 transition, telehealth, adoption of electronic health records, and integration of the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the physical therapy profession. He earned a physical therapy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, a doctor of physical therapy degree from Marymount University, and a masters of education from the Citadel in exercise physiology. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy. He previously worked as a physical therapist in acute care, acute rehabilitation, and was an owner of an outpatient private practice.

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