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 (www.ppsapta.org/c/BusinessModels.cfm). 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.