I'm sitting on pins and needles just waiting for the recent article on what happens when outcomes are not risk adjusted to be published ahead of print in Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. I'm told it should be any day now....
Professional conferences revolve around a common interest. Although the common interest is the reason for the gathering, so much more than the sharing of content and ideas can happen.
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.
With more and more attention being directed toward outcomes, do we have a good working definition of functional outcomes?
Dear Zane and Dawson,
Your lives have been forever changed. On December 20, 2017 you lost your Daddy.
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.
More and more research supports physical therapists for conservative care. Earlier this month an article in Self caught my attention.
The news being shared before Thanksgiving was focused on shoulder decompressive arthroscopy surgery versus sham surgery.
After I read the article, I wonder a few things.
When we think of value based purchasing, our thoughts typically focus on quality level, incentives and penalties.
A recent study looks at the difference in outcomes between various body mass indices. In this study, only 19% of subjects were of normal weight with the rest being overweight.
In my area, I have heard that surgeons refuse to perform joint arthroplasties if a person is obese. The reason stated is because the outcomes will not be satisfactory. This study has me pause and wonder.
Below you will find a quick view of the abstract.