After voluntarily participating in CMS’s 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), clinicians at Athletico Physical Therapy have been recognized as top-tier providers under the nation’s premier quality of care measurement program.
The Quality Payment Program is part of Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which is designed to tie payments to high-quality and cost-efficient care, and is a national benchmark for physical and occupational therapy services.
The Quality Payment Program rewards providers for creating value, achieving excellence in clinical outcomes, improving population health, reducing costs and empowering patients to take an active role in their care process. Individuals and organizations who score in the “Exceptional” range are designated as top-tier providers and will be awarded a bonus on every covered Medicare Part B payment received in 2021.
“While Athletico therapists were not required to participate in this program in 2019, we elected to participate and use it as an opportunity to demonstrate the high quality of care and market-leading patient experience that our clinicians routinely deliver to their patients.
“Our performance under this program confirms the positive feedback our patients have been providing to us for years and reinforces our commitment to create value and contain costs for our patients, payers, and partners.”
— Ron Rodgers, President and CEO of Athletico
[Source(s): Athletico Physical Therapy, PR Newswire]