Confluent Health announces their appointment to the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) Board Partner. Working as APTQI’s partner, it will support APTQI’s efforts to affect positive legislative and regulatory change in order to protect the future of the physical therapy profession. Together, Confluent Health will work with APTQI to support advocacy initiatives to preserve Medicare funding for physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

“Our commitment to ensuring access to quality physical and occupational therapy for all patients in need of care includes advocacy on behalf of our profession and the individuals we care for at Confluent Health,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of Confluent Health, Larry Benz, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP. “We share APTQI’s vision for underscoring the value of physical and occupational therapy to our healthcare system and ensuring healthcare decision makers recognize that value for both patients and payers.”

Confluent Health is a family of physical therapy and occupational therapy companies transforming healthcare by strengthening private practices, developing and educating highly effective clinicians, innovating new services and technology to improve the quality of care for patients, and lowering healthcare costs through more effective treatment, workplace wellness and injury prevention.

“We look forward to working with Confluent Health to continue our fighting for funding stability (and longer-term improvement) for the entire outpatient physical therapy community to preserve patient access as well as to deliver care through a more effective and efficient pathway with physical therapy first. As a team of dedicated companies and individuals, we are committed to helping patients reach their personal best, and we’re confident Confluent Health will be a valuable addition to APTQI’s Board and membership,” said Chris Reading, President of APTQI and CEO of U.S. Physical Therapy.

In addition to Confluent Health’s climbing outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic footprint, the family also houses a higher-education company, Evidence in Motion, who focuses on post-professional training, and is the nation’s largest residency and fellowship program. It also offers university partnerships in entry-level physical and occupational therapy, and PA programs.

Occupational health company, Fit For Work, also falls under the Confluent Health umbrella, and holds 1,500 workplace safety and injury prevention sites in 48 states.

With the addition of Confluent Health’s 532 private practice physical therapy clinics in 28 states, the APTQI’s membership now represents an active and growing coalition of 5,500 therapy clinics across the country who share a common vision for the future of the physical therapy profession.

[Source(s): Confluent Health, PRWeb]