Helpful Hints for the PTPN Outcomes Program FOTO User Conference slated for September FOTO, PTPN’s outcomes partner, has scheduled its popular User Conference for Sept. 21 this year. The conference will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Long Beach, Calif. The day’s agenda will be packed with informative presentations and discussion with FOTO staff as well as FOTO users from across the country, including PTPN member Kim Marshall, PT, CLP, coowner of Progressive PT and Rehab in Orange County, Calif. (You may recall that Kim was featured in the last issue of Inside Outcomes as a former FOTO skeptic who’s now an
outcomes champion.) Topics will include: Research—Learn how others have used PI to facilitate evidencebased practice. Implementation/ Management— Successful implementation of outcomes data collection across a large, multi-site network – overcoming challenges and inspiring staff. Marketing—Learn how other FOTO clients have successfully used participation with FOTO in marketing to referral sources. PQRS Discussion—Learn more information about the
Expert’s Corner: Online Outcomes Toolkit Have you accessed our online Outcomes Toolkit lately? You’ll find lots of resources there to help you better use the PTPN Outcomes Program to your practice’s advantage.
You’ll find tools and tips like:
Go to ptpn.com, click on ―Providers,‖ then ―Yes.‖ Log in with your username and password (for help, contact us using the info in the right column), then click ―Provider Tools‖ and ―Outcomes Toolkit.‖
► Tips for getting patient status and discharge surveys.
► Easy-to-use marketing templates to communicate your results to physicians and other referral sources. ► A customizable brochure to educate patients about the survey process.
Keep checking back for more additions to the toolkit. And let us know if you have any suggestions for other outcomes tools.
Issue 38 July 2011
CMS bonus program and how FOTO can assist. Report Review—Recent and future changes in the FOTO Outcomes Profile Reports. PTPN staff have attended the FOTO User Conference for the last few years and consistently report a number of ―light bulb moments‖ from the event— moments when FOTO concepts and processes become clearer and new ideas are sparked. Who should attend? Owners, clinicians, administrative staff—anyone in your clinic who interacts with FOTO. CEUs will be available. The cost is $150 per attendee. Information on how to register will be sent to you by FOTO soon; if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact your FOTO rep (info at right). See you there!
Here are your key contacts: FOTO Kimberly Jones PTPN Coordinator 800-482-3686, ext. 232 PTPN Randy Porter Executive Director PTPN of New England 413-499-7876 email@example.com Mary P. Gannon, MPA, PT Executive Director PTPN of New York 914-682-7876 maryg@ptpnnortheast. com