Athletico’s industry-leading performance score in national physical therapy benchmark reflects its on-going commitment to delivering high quality care and best in class patient outcomes.
OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Athletico Physical Therapy, a leader in physical and occupational therapy, voluntarily participated in CMS’s 2020 Quality Payment Program (QPP), which resulted in its clinicians being 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 the only national benchmark for medical specialties including physical and occupational therapy services.
In 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and an exception process established due to the public health emergency, Athletico’s physical and occupational therapists continued to collect and submit quality data into the program. While all physical and occupational therapy providers are eligible to participate, due to how the program is structured, the vast majority of physical and occupational therapists were not required to report under the program in 2020. Athletico Physical Therapy and its clinicians voluntarily participated in the program across all of its clinic locations, understanding participation in this program provided an opportunity to create