FOTO Selected as Official Registry Partner with Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry
FOTO is proud to be selected as an Official Registry Partner enabling FOTO clients to submit Outcomes data to Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry.
The PT Outcomes Registry is an organized system for collecting data to evaluate patient function and other clinically relevant measures for physical therapy patients. The Registry is being developed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Al Amato, PT, MBA, and President of FOTO, Inc. stated "We are happy to be selected to contribute FOTO Outcomes measures as one of the primary global outcomes measures to be used for the PT Outcomes Registry. FOTO has been providing validated, risk-adjusted outcomes for over 21 years now. Now we make it easy for FOTO clients to directly contribute their FOTO data to the PT Outcomes Registry."
The PT Outcomes Registry purpose describes "In the evolving healthcare reform environment, outcomes are being used to develop new value-based payment models and enable physical therapists to prove their value to payers and enhance patient care. The registry will serve to inform payment for physical therapy services, improve practice, fulfill quality reporting requirements and promote research."
FOTO® is a Knoxville, TN, based corporation that has been continuously improving solutions that efficiently and reliably measure and report functional outcomes for the rehab industry for 21 years. FOTO's web-based and item response theory assessment solutions are risk-adjusted to enable efficient, fair and accurate measurements and predictions of the expected improvement in a patient's functional status. Over 11 million patient episodes have been com piled in the FOTO database, and researchers have utilized FOTO data to publish over 85 articles on functional outcomes in refereed medical journals. These publications have led the way in enhancing the science of measuring outcomes and the use of outcomes in payment