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Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Physical Therapist Practice: Report of the Industry Stakeholder Collaborative Task Force on Outcomes Instrumentation

As health care continues to shift toward value-based payment models, it is incumbent on physical therapy practices to incorporate patient-reported outcomes into their standard process of care delivery. Patient-reported outcome tools (PROs) are survey-based instruments that capture the patient and/or caregiver’s perspective regarding health (or disability) status or quality of life.

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COMMITTEE REPORT

Legislation, Advocacy, and the Government Affairs Committee

By Tom DiAngelis, PT, DPT

Well, it has certainly been an interesting start to the 115th Congress and Trump presidency.
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Shades of Gray

By STACY M. MENZ, PT, DPT, PCS

Compliance, legal, and Advocacy—three heavy hitters in the physical therapy profession.
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Departments

Administrator's Edge

Streamline Your Business If you own a physical therapy practice with multiple clinics in a variety of markets, it’s possible you may find yourself struggling at times.br> By Brian Gallagher

Book Review

The Automated Practice In 2004 Jamey Schrier was facing the soul-crushing challenges of private practice ownership: trying to grow the business without sacrificing his family, income, or time.
By Dr. Jamey T. Schrier | Reviewed by Susan Nowell, PT, DPT

Legal Impact

Laws & Regulations? Read 10 articles and you will have 10 different predictions of what the new presidential administration will bring.
By Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Marketing

Our Patients, Our Advocates The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines advocacy as “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal.”
By Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

PPS On The Move

Member Spotlight - Brandi Kirk, PT, PRPC, CVTP
Brandi Kirk, PT, PRPC, CVTP, is the owner of Kirk Center for Healthy Living in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and Lockport, Illinois; and Kirk Integrative Physical Therapy in Lockport, Illinois.

Why They Buy - Marketing Is a Team Sport!
Marketing is not the role of an individual or just the owner. I often say that marketing is a team sport.
By Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

Five-Minute Fix - Go from Press Release to Press Relations
Distributing physical therapy (PT)-related stories via press releases is a practice physical therapists are starting to warm up to.
By Ben Montgomery

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