Ivy Rehab Network plans to use Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes Inc (FOTO)‘s Outcomes Management Platform to standardize its quality reporting, FOTO – a Net Health company – reports.

Ivy Rehab is a network of more than 235 outpatient physical, occupational, speech therapy and ABA clinics located throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Southeast regions of the United States.

“At Ivy, our vision is to create exceptional experiences and outcomes for our patients.

“We knew our decision to partner with an outcomes platform was vital to our success as we evolve into the emerging fee-for-value marketplace. After extensive analysis, it became clear to us that FOTO represents the industry ‘gold standard’ for measuring and managing patient reported outcomes.”

— Troy Bage, COO for Ivy Rehab

Endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), Net Health’s FOTO provides risk-adjusted, benchmarked reporting and quality management tools. The company’s Outcomes Management Platform provides real-time information on treatment effectiveness and efficiency, enabling providers to manage individual clinicians’ quality metrics, track patient satisfaction, and market organizational successes. 

The rehab industry is rapidly moving away from fee-for-service to value-based programs. To fully participate in government and payer programs, data to prove performance and outcomes is required. Data is gathered through a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), which is defined by CMS as an organization “that collects medical and/or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients.”

Without quantifiable data, collected by a QCDR, providers are at risk for penalties and reduced reimbursement. Net Health’s FOTO will provide Ivy with patient-reported outcomes data, patient satisfaction monitoring, analytics, and FOTO Registered QCDR services to ensure compliance with Merit Based Incentive Payments (MIPS) requirements. The services FOTO provides will help to increase clinician awareness of patients’ progress and enhance overall engagement with patients, Net health Systems Inc explains in a media release.

“What Net Health’s FOTO brings to Ivy through its MIPS program is a depth of experience in the collection and submission of critical data to CMS.

“This data is important because it reduces penalties and improves reimbursement. FOTO’s QCDR for MIPS offers the highest level of reporting capabilities in the industry blending process, outcomes, and activity measures all into one interactive executive dashboard.”

— Josh Pickus, CEO of Net Health

[Source(s): Net Health Systems Inc, PR Newswire]

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