Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake Asked to Speak at the 2016 FOTO Outcomes Conference

Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake is proud to announce Gus Gutierrez, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT and  Seth Kaplan, President and CEO will be speaking at the only rehabilitation outcomes conference in the nation. Both Mr. Gutierrez and Mr. Kaplan will be sharing their expertise with attendees at the 17th Annual Outcomes Conference in Knoxville, TN from April 15-17, 2016. The conference is hosted by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO). FOTO is the industry standard in measuring and managing rehabilitation outcomes.  Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake has used FOTO since 1996 and is currently ranked in the top 3% percentile among 3,800 clinics in its outcome scores. 4x5Gus

Mr. Gutierrez was selected to participate in a panel discussion focused on shoulder rehabilitation. Selection was based on FOTO’s international database on treatment effectiveness and efficiency rankings. Over the past 24 years, FOTO has become the gold standard in measuring the quality of care and comparing therapist to therapist results throughout the country. FOTO’s database includes data from 17,000 clinicians who treat individuals who have shoulder problems. Invited clinicians met strict criteria which included having complete data for 50% or more of their patients who had shoulder problems combined with a 50% or better percentile ranking in effectiveness and had a 50% or better percentile ranking in efficiency. Twenty-nine clinicians met the strict invitation criteria. Mr. Gutierrez not only met the criteria, he surpassed the criteria. Mr. Gutierrez ranked the most effective clinician out of the group of high performers.  This means he consistently delivered results when he cares for individuals who have shoulder problems.4x5Seth

Mr. Kaplan was invited to speak about using outcomes data from a business perspective. In the last ten years, the rehabilitation industry has evolved to value quality care. Mr. Kaplan is considered a leader paving the way in value based health care. He has successfully negotiated payment contracts with a focus on quality. Mr. Kaplan will be presenting on April 16th at 4:15 PM, discussing Negotiating and Participating in a Pay for Performance Program.

Outcomes Conference 2016 link

Shoulder Panel is scheduled for 1:45 PM on April 16th

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About FOTO:

FOTO is a Knoxville, TN, based corporation is considered the standard in measuring functional outcomes in Rehabilitation.  FOTO has been continuously improving solutions that efficiently and reliably measure and report functional outcomes for the Rehab industry since 1992. FOTO’s web-based and computer adaptive testing patient assessments are risk-adjusted to enable fair and accurate measurement and predictions of the expected improvement in a patient’s functional status. Over 12 million patient assessments have been compiled in the FOTO database. Researchers have utilized FOTO data in over 90 published articles on functional outcomes in refereed medical journals. These publications have led the way in enhancing the science of measuring outcomes and the use of outcomes in payment methodologies. For detailed information on the integration or to learn more about FOTO’s products and services, visit or call 1-800-482-3686.