• Why should my organization participate in the Registry?
    The Registry can help you elevate patient care through data-informed clinical decision making and visualize the value of your care with easy-to-use reporting tools. Whether you participate in Medicare or private insurance, the Registry can help you maximize your payment potential, demonstrate the value of physical therapy, and seize opportunities to participate in collaborative care. Use your data to promote your facility to prospective patients and clients. See the Benefits page.

    How can I use the Registry to improve my practice?
    The Registry allows you to run quality reports that provide clinician-, practice-, and national-level results for all outcome measures reported through the Registry. This information can aid in clinical decision making, quality improvement initiatives, and resource allocation.

    Can the Registry be used to submit quality data to CMS?
    Yes! The Registry is a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to voluntarily submit quality data under the 2020 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

    How is the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry unique?
    The Registry allows you to: track patients across multiple episodes of care; access nonproprietary, CMS-supported outcomes measures, in addition to vendor-specific measures; and treat patients according to clinical practice guidelines using body region/disease-specific treatment and outcome modules.

    Is data entry easy?
    Yes! Data will be automatically extracted from your EHR and transmitted directly to the Registry, which will be integrated with many major EHR products.

    Is the data secure?
    Yes. Personal health information and identifiable provider information will be captured and stored in accordance with all federal and state laws and regulations. Patient-specific data is available only to the practice. The Registry platform is fully accredited by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and is certified by the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) Health IT Certification program as a Certified Health Information Technology product.

    What if I have more questions?
    For more information about how the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry works and how it can benefit you, please contact us at registry@apta.org.


  • Last Updated: 5/30/2020
    Contact: registry@apta.org