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    posted: October 31, 2017

    At Combined Section Meeting 2017 APTA officially unveiled the only national Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry (registry). As savvy clinicians, daily we use evidence to direct our practice.  Aquatic therapy evidence while limited is rapidly growing.  Could the registry be another means to collect best aquatic practice data? Registries across disciplines alter healthcare practice by utilizing combined data to determine best practice, cost implications, and staffing patterns.

    Aside from the importance of understanding our practice better why should we be interested in data registries? Beginning in 2017 this registry is a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), the PT Outcomes Registry for practices participating in Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or who will participate in the future. The current technology integrates with your electronic healthcare record (HER) eliminating additional staff data entry burden.

    Michelle Vanderhoff presents more information regarding the registry in the November issue of PT in Motion magazine.  To understand more registry specifics such as: what is the cost to facilities/practices, what if a given standard intervention does not appear to positively impact patient outcomes, how are disparate patient populations (inner city with multi factorial health issues vs. suburban more affluent clients) addressed, what does each practice/facility gain from registry participation, what data is available to demonstrate registry effectiveness to improve patient outcomes and practice profit, please review Michelle’s article.

     

    http://www.ptoutcomes.com/home.aspx

    http://www.ptoutcomes.com/HowItWorks/

    https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityMeasures/index.html

    posted: May 21, 2017

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The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy is the primary peer-reviewed, indexed resource for dissemination of research and scholarly work related to the field of aquatic therapy. With an emphasis on implications and applications for therapy practice, the journal promotes the integration of evidence into theory, education, research, and practice related to the field of aquatic therapy. The journal is dedicated to the development advancement of aquatic therapy through publication of research and scholarly work related, but not limited to, scientific bases, integration of theory into education, translation of clinically relevant knowledge, clinical application, and education of clinicians.

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