The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) formed in response to growing concern in regard to the lack of open discussion/transparency and potential negative impact of the Alternate Payment System (APS) proposal endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). APTQI has invested significant time and resources over the past two years to understand exactly the path and seemingly unwarranted risks that our professional organization is taking in supporting the coding proposal that has been working its way through the American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT coding committee process.
We feel strongly that the lack of inclusion of value and quality in addition to the potential reimbursement and audit harm to the profession is more significant than we have ever faced. Our Board member companies, as well as Affiliate members in large and small private practices, felt compelled to join together to address this issue.
Below is a brief description of the companies that make up the Alliance, which currently operate and represent over 3,000 outpatient rehabilitation clinics.
Athletico Physical Therapy – Currently operates approximately 350 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 8 states.
ATI Physical Therapy – Currently operates approximately 310 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 12 states.
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute – Currently operates approximately 125 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 16 states.
Physiotherapy Associates – Currently operates approximately 575 outpatient physical therapy clinics in 34 states.
Select Medical – Currently operates approximately 1023 outpatient rehabilitation and/or occupational therapy clinics in 33 states and the District of Columbia.
Upstream Rehabilitation – Currently operates approximately 305 outpatient rehabilitation and/or occupational therapy clinics in 22 states.
US Physical Therapy – Currently operates approximately 494 outpatient rehabilitation and/or occupational therapy clinics in 42 states.