Athletico Physical Therapy has entered into a Clinical Affiliation Agreement with BJC HealthCare, it announces.

This collaboration, reportedly the first of its kind for Athletico, aims to provide expanded access to therapy services for BJC patients, employees and their families.

The clinical affiliation between BJC and Athletico Physical Therapy will enhance continuity of care and collaboration between providers. In addition, it will expand access to care for BJC’s patients, employees and their families by adding 40+ Athletico locations to BJC’s existing therapy locations in the greater St. Louis area, including Metro East in southern Illinois, according to Athletico in a media release.

Athletico Physical Therapy and BJC HealthCare will also collaborate on new initiatives to improve access, affordability, and clinical care to the communities they serve together. This affiliation will allow physicians and therapists to more easily share clinical protocols, progress notes, and patient outcomes to support continued enhancements in quality of care.

The use of risk adjustment algorithms to influence improved outcomes will continue to be a focus for the therapists to establish comprehensive treatment programs, benchmarks and reduced recovery times with fewer complications and readmissions, the release continues.

“This is an important step for two great organizations collaborating on a new patient care model that will expand access and improve the quality of care for the greater St. Louis community.”

— Ron Rodgers, President and CEO of Athletico

Athletico Physical Therapy comprises more than 500 locations throughout 12 states. BJC HealthCare delivers services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions.

[Source(s): Athletico Physical Therapy, PR Newswire]

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