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Innovation Summit: Collaborative Care Models

Friday, March 8 at 6:50 AM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

Innovation Summit 2013: Collaborative Care Models is a live 1-day event to attend virtually. You are able to attend one session or the entire day!

It will bring together leaders in the health care profession and, specifically, the physical therapy profession to explore integrated models of care such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), and bundled payment, and the role of physical therapy, with the goal of developing strategies for bolstering the involvement of physical therapists in these models.

Participants will be able to watch live as their colleagues, physicians, large health systems, and policy makers who are actively participating in and at the decision-making helm in these models discuss the role of physical therapy and the future of health care. As a virtual conference attendee you will be able to incorporate these innovative ideas into an action plan for integrating new models of care into your practice.

We also encourage you to participate through Twitter at @APTAtweets using hashtag #PTSummit.

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  1.  Identify the latest developments in the formation of integrated financial delivery systems under the Affordable Care Act.
  2. Differentiate between accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payment models, and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and address the challenges and opportunities posed by each for physical therapists.
  3. Implement quality improvement, patient-centered, and population health initiatives into your practice and articulate your practice’s value in integrated models of care.
  4. Adapt your practices to address clinical and regulatory challenges and opportunities that arise regarding the implementation of innovative models of care such as ACOs, PCMHs, and bundled payment models.
  5. Apply new administrative and clinical processes to collect outcome data and form relationships with large health systems and physician groups to improve quality and lower costs.
  6. Assess current implementation of innovative models under Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers and implement successful strategies to participate in these programs.
  7. Identify trends in private payer and employer-sponsored plans regarding direct access and increased focus on the value of physical therapy.

Delivery Method

Blended Course: This course will require you to access the APTA Learning Center online to download handouts and view the presentations. After you view the live event, you will return to the APTA Learning Center to complete the course work and print your CEU certificate.


6:50 a.m. Introduction from John Barnes, CEO, APTA
7 a.m. 

Plenary SessionModerator:  Paul Rockar, Jr., PT, D.P.T., MS, President, APTA


  • Richard Gilfillan, M.D., Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (invited)
  • Pamela Duncan, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Advisor, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
7:45 a.m.

Panel 1Accountable Care Organizations: Shared Responsibility for Improving Patient Care and Lowering Costs

Moderator: Mark Hayes, Esq., Shareholder, Greenberg, Traurig


  • Michael P. Johnson, PT, Ph.D., OCS, Division Director, Bayada Home Health System
  • C. Jason Richardson, PT, D.P.T., OCS, COMPT, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Results Physical Therapy
9:15 a.m. BreakMoment in Innovation: Spotlight on Physical Therapy (1)
9:30 a.m. Panel 2
Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Promoting Partnerships between Patients and Providers to Advance Primary CareModerator: Henry R. Desmarais, M.D., MPA, Principal, Health Policy Alternatives Inc.Panelists:

  • Carolyn Oddo, PT, MS, FACHE, Vice President for Operations Support/Associate Administrator, Harris Health Systems
  • Ann S. O’Malley, M.D., MPH, Senior Fellow, HSC
  • Jeanne W. McAllister, BSN, MS, MHA, Director and Co-founder, Center for Medical Home Improvement (CMHI)
11 a.m. BreakMoment in Innovation: Spotlight on Physical Therapy (2)
11:30 a.m.

Brown Bag Luncheon Transforming Delivery Reforms Through Payment and Quality


  • Chris Dawe, Director of Delivery System Reform, HHS Office of Health Reform
12:15 p.m. BreakMoment in Innovation: Spotlight on Physical Therapy (3)
12:30 p.m.           

Panel 3Bundled Payment Models: Enhancing Care Coordination by Refining Payment

Moderator: Anthony Delitto, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh


  • Julie Fritz, PT, Ph.D., Clinical Outcomes Research Scientist and Professor, Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah
  • Thomas G. Lundquist, M.D., MMM, FAAP, FACPE, Vice President, Performance Measurement & Improvement, BlueCross BlueShield
  • Doug Moeller, M.D., Medical Director, McKesson Health Solutions
  • Rob Worth, PT, D.P.T., MS, OCS, ATC/L, President/Owner, Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
2 p.m.  BreakMoment in Innovation: Spotlight on Physical Therapy (4)
2:15 p.m.

Panel 4Private Payer and Employer-Sponsored Initiatives: Standardized Performance, Reduced Redundancies, and Better Patient Outcomes

Moderator: Karen Linscott, PT, MA, Chief Operating Officer, National Business Coalition on Health


  • Cathy Zarosinski, PT, MS, Rehabilitation Services Manager, Providence St Vincent Medical Center
  • Patricia McDonald, Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing, Intel Corporation
  • Stephen J. Hunter, PT, D.P.T., OCS, Intermountain West Jordan Physical Therapy
  • Craig Johnson, PT, MBA, Therapy Partners Inc.
3:50 p.m. Closing RemarksPaul Rockar. Jr., PT, D.P.T., MS, President, APTA
4 p.m.  Adjourn
  • Virtual Conference Schedule
  • Presenter Biographies

Continuing Education Credit

Upon successful completion of the examination, 1.0 CEUs (10 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education.

To earn CEU credit for this course you will need to:

  • Complete the practice benchmark evaluation to assess your current practices.
  • View the Innovation Summit panel discussions.
  • Pass the multiple choice posttest with a score of 70% or better.
  • Create an action plan for incorporating innovative models of care into your practice.
  • Submit the evaluation to be eligible to print your CEU certificate for 0.9 CEU (9.0 contact hours/CCUs).
  • In 3 months, complete the post evaluation in the APTA Learning Center to document your progress on your goals to be eligible to receive an additional 0.1 CEU (1.0 contact hour/CCU) credit.

More CEU information

APTA Continuing Education Policy

APTA Continuing Education Policy: Course content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner’s license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated except as they are involved in a specific plan of care.

Additional Continuing Education Standards and Policies


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