March 2016

APTA names outcomes registry panel

The Alexandria, VA-based American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on February 10 announced the members of a Scientific Advisory Panel to oversee its Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry.

The panel members are: James Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA (director); Kristin Archer, PT, DPT, PhD; Linda Arslanian, PT, DPT, MS; Janet Freburger, PT, PhD; Christopher Hoekstra, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; Stephen Hunter, PT, DPT, OCS; Michael Johnson, PT, PhD, OCS; Christine McDonough, PT, PhD; and Linda Woodhouse, PT, PhD.

The panel will provide direction for the registry on scientific integrity, clinical application, quality, public policy, and research. It will also oversee the registry’s research agenda, data management and analysis strategies, clinical application, content development, and scholarly publications.

Data will guide best practices, help providers meet regulatory reporting requirements, generate benchmarking reports, and help shape payment policy and support the physical therapists in current and future quality and compliance programs required by payers, such as the Physician Quality Reporting System.

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