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Selena Horner

I believe outcomes data is the new frontier - so many things to learn from this type of data: professionally, clinically and businessly!
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Mar 19, 2018 | Selena Horner

2018 Information Technology Focus: the Digital World

As I was reviewing the American Hospital Association and AVIA Executive Report on the Digital Innovation Survey results, I can see that the collective healthcare "we" are really scrambling to improve what we do on a day to day basis.  Executives along with providers truly need data to help in making decisions and to improve care pathways. One of the biggest factors driving information technology needs is a higher amount of value based payment contracts.

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Mar 12, 2018 | Selena Horner

Clinical Classification in Low Back Pain

As the FOTO Team has been working on Data Trends in U.S. Healthcare and Patient Rehabilitation, it is quite clear that a substantial amount of patients receive rehabilitative services for low back pain.  I decided to use the data in this report to help fine tune information for blog posts so that maybe what I share is more helpful to the majority of you who use FOTO.

Since I know clinicians treat a lot of patients who have low back pain, I thought this article might have clinical relevance.

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Feb 13, 2018 | Selena Horner

The Baker's Dozen #APTACSM Picks

 As you begin thinking about the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, it can be overwhelming to go through all the programming. As I was preparing, I reviewed the programming for sessions focused on outcomes, value-based payment models, quality initiatives and developing a quality focused team. One of the most exciting aspects about this meeting is hearing different perspectives than myself. This conference is a great opportunity to learn from others, challenge one's beliefs and to grow.

As I share the Baker's dozen, these sessions will be in the order of their appearance.  I have taken liberties and snagged images from presentations to help provide a single snap shot of what will be discussed during the presentation. Although I did not ask for permission, I hope the speakers approve of the sharing of their session.

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Dec 19, 2017 | Selena Horner

The 2018 Medicare Therapy Cap Trickle Effect

Many professional organizations and associations were proactive in addressing a very large problem targeted to go into motion in 2018. Two bills were introduced in February 2017. H.R. 807 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 and S. 253 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017. My feelings are very strong about what has happened with these bills.

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