According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), health care reform consists of the following three focus areas known as the triple aim of healthcare:
- Improve patient experiences (satisfaction, quality and outcome)
- Decrease cost
- Improve population health
Many have predicted that in future years this will result in bundled payment/episodic care.
Therapists deserve a seat at that payment reform table and there are many more suitable options than what is being endorsed by the APTA and working its way through the AMA committee process.