Vertical Integration in Physical Therapy Private Practice

By Richard Katz, PT, DPT, MA, PPS Payment Policy Committee

In an effort to provide the membership with information and guidance on emerging practice relationships, the PPS Payment Policy Committee established a Vertical Integration Task Force (VITF). The purpose of the task force was to further the activities of the previous Business Model Task Force ( The efforts of the task force produced a snapshot of the involvement of our membership in vertically integrated systems. The activities of the task force were consistent with the PPS position statement regarding business models.

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