Integrating A PT First Approach in Emerging Healthcare Models
Section: Orthopaedics Section
Session Code: OR-1A-8695
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 4
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
As health care moves from a fee for service model to alternative delivery and payment models, there are opportunities for physical therapy to revolutionize the delivery of musculoskeletal medicine. Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to spearhead musculoskeletal care through direct access with the potential to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes, while limiting unneeded medical care. While this model has been described in the military, there are few descriptions of this PT first approach in the private payer arena. This session will provide the attendee with a multifaceted perspective on the impact of physical therapy in emerging, collaborative health care models. Approaches to payers and employers with the business implications will be presented that influence these new models. Key strategies to implement a scalable, best practice model will be discussed, including the logistical challenges and corollary solutions in the private arena. The speakers will discuss their experience implementing novel delivery models for management of neck, back, shoulder, and knee pain. The session will deliver practical solutions to the challenges of implementing, assessing, and adapting a theoretical construct to a working viable program. The session also will discuss how the use of a large patient outcomes registry and analysis of 'big data' can drive best practice and inform development of the program.
1. Identify opportunities for physical therapy to integrate into current emerging delivery and payment models.
2. Describe approaches to payers and employers with the business implications will be presented that influence these new models.
3. Understand challenges and potential solutions to successful implementation of a new program.
4. Identify key factors and metrics to understand if program is viable long-term solution.
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