PTPN to educate physical therapists about maximizing reimbursement at annual APTA Private Practice Section meeting

PTPN, the country’s first network of rehabilitation professionals in private practice, will be presenting an education session on maximizing reimbursement by measuring outcomes at the annual meeting of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association next month in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“Measuring outcomes for private practitioners is no longer optional,” said PTPN President Michael Weinper, PT, DPT, MPH, who will be one of the presenters for the course. “So if you’re not measuring outcomes now — and making good use of the data — you’re leaving money on the table, or you will be soon.”

Dr. Weinper’s co-presenter, PTPN Vice President Nancy Rothenberg, added that there are a variety of ways to measure and report outcomes to payers, including Medicare, which can be confusing. “Our goal is to discuss how you can work smarter, not harder, in this new environment,” she said.

The course, titled “Outcomes = Income: Is Your Practice Making the Most of Healthcare’s Alphabet Soup — P4O, VBP, PQRS, FLR, ACOs and ACA?” will be held on Friday, November 7, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the International Center at the Broadmoor, the host hotel for this year’s PPS Annual Conference and Exhibition. It will cover the following topics:

  • The healthcare industry and public policy trends (such as Pay for Outcomes [P4O], Value‐Based Purchasing [VBP] and Functional Limitation Reporting [FLR]) that are amplifying the role of patient outcomes in provider payment.

  • Information and insights critical to the development of an action plan for private practice owners that will measure outcomes and leverage the data with payers and other key audiences.

  • Examples of how PTPN is using outcomes data to get more revenue and differentiate PTPN providers in the marketplace.

In addition to presenting the education session, PTPN will also be exhibiting in the Exhibit Hall at booth #714 throughout the meeting. PTPN Senior Business Development Executive Steve Blizin will be in the exhibit booth to talk to attendees about how PTPN is helping private practice owners in all 50 states become better businesspeople and clinicians.

About PTPN:
PTPN is the nation’s premier specialty network of rehabilitation therapists in independent practice. It has led the rehabilitation industry in pioneering national contracting and quality assurance programs since 1985. The network has more than 800 provider offices (including physical, occupational and speech therapists) in 23 states. PTPN contracts with most major managed care organizations in the nation, including insurers, workers’ compensation companies, PPOs, HMOs, medical groups and IPAs. All members of PTPN must be independent practitioners who own their own practices. For more information on PTPN, contact Stephen Moore at 818-737-0246 or, or visit