“Quality Blue” drives value by improving health and lowering costs
April 29, 2014
PTPN, the country’s first network of rehabilitation professionals in private practice, has announced its partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana for the Quality Blue Physical & Occupational Therapy Program. This new Quality Blue program (Quality Blue PT/OT) is part of a series of programs Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has created in partnership with care providers in the network that drive value by improving patients’ health and lowering costs.
The program measures an enrolled therapy practice’s patient functional outcomes and benchmarks these results against patient treatment outcomes nationally. The tool lets a practice compare the amount their patients improved during therapy treatment, and how long the treatment took, with data for similar patients around the country. Enrolled therapists are reimbursed for services on an enhanced fee schedule, to reward them for taking the extra steps to measure their progress with FOTO and implement best practices to improve patients’ experiences.
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