APTA Hosts Innovation Summit: Collaborative Care Models.

In March 2013, following on the heels of implementation of the Affordable Care Act, APTA hosted the Innovation Summit: Collaborative Care Models, a groundbreaking event that brought together physical therapists, physicians, large health systems, and policy makers to discuss the current and future role of physical therapy in integrated models of care.

In addition, the association announced it plans to establish physical therapists as premier providers in achieving health care reform’s “triple aim” of better care for individuals, improved health for populations, and lower growth in expenditures.

Among the summit’s many objectives were to identify the latest developments in the formation of integrated financial delivery systems under the Affordable Care Act and identify trends in private payer and employer-sponsored plans regarding direct access and increased focus on the value of physical therapy.

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