Delivering TRIPLE AIM Value
Organized in 1999, Therapy Partners, Inc. (TPI) is a management services organization (MSO) for independent therapy practices. As an MSO, Therapy Partners attains ALL health plan contracts for member practices under the TPI Tax ID Number. Just as importantly, ALL member practices must use FOTO (Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes) to measure their patients’ functional and cost outcomes and manage their care to help reduce total health care costs. FOTO is an independent outcomes service used by over 5,000 therapy clinics, over 15,000 providers, and with over 7,000,000 cases in its outcomes data base. Additionally, TPI provides member practices with a centralized billing office and a number of administrative services.
Therapy Partners and our member practices are committed to delivering Triple Aim value with the services we provide.
Measurable Quality An Exceptional Patient Experience Lower Total Cost of Care
Our clinics all use FOTO to measure and manage their outcomes, provide caring, convenient service, and manage our care to achieve optimal functional health which reduces the need for more costly interventions such as imaging, surgeries, injections, and hospital stays. Each clinic receives a FOTO outcome report each month, and Craig Johnson, TPI’s Director of Clinical Integration, works with each clinic to help them improve care and outcomes. We are happy to share our outcomes with any and all health plans and ACOs.
Therapy Partners’ leadership and the member practice owners work very hard to create a TEAM CULTURE amongst the clinics. Owners and therapists at all practices know that we are a TPI team even though each practice is independently owned. This Team Culture ensures that our clinicians and staff work collaboratively to attain the best outcomes and deliver consistent services across our network of clinics.
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Pay for Performance
TPI is well-positioned and willing to share financial risk in contracting with health plans for the provision of physical and occupational therapy services. Our FOTO™ outcome data provides utilization and functional change scores on each patient and across patient populations. We have a large data base of patient outcomes and fully understand typical outcomes and costs for specific musculoskeletal conditions. FOTO™ data provides a research based measure of the clinical value our therapists provide, and our results can be compared to that of other practices across the country.
TPI and our member clinics have engaged in a value-based reimbursement model with HealthPartners health plan since 2010, and this model has been highly successful for the health plan, our clinics, and our patients. Additionally, the Therapy Partners team has helped networks of clinics in other states implement and manage FOTO outcomes and engage in value-based pilots which have shown that well-timed, outcomes-focused therapy can reduce total costs associated with musculoskeletal conditions.
We are willing and able to provide similar value-based models with other health plans as well. We are confident that our therapists deliver care that has proven, quantifiable value. Because of our data-driven outcomes and experience in risk sharing, we are well positioned to offer health plans value based contracting (pay for performance).
More than ever, patients expect to see highly skilled therapists who have expertise in treating and managing their specific condition. Many TPI physical and occupational therapists have developed expert-level skills in specialty areas of rehabilitation. Our clinics have therapists who provide specialty services in chronic back pain, acute injuries of the spine, sports specific injuries, occupational health, hand therapy, TMJ disorders, pelvic pain/incontinence, vestibular and balance disorders, osteoporosis, aquatic therapy, biofeedback, and athletic training.
Specialized Programs that Deliver VALUE – To Patients and Health Plans
TPI works collaboratively with health plans to provide their members with specialized programs for various musculoskeletal conditions. These programs are focused on reducing the incidence of surgery, slowing the progression of problems, and lessening a person’s reliance on medication. Our therapists are very willing to develop other quality and cost effective programs for conditions that are difficult to treat and manage.
Detailed Clinical Guidelines
TPI understand the importance of predictable, consistent care management. Our therapists have developed a detailed set of clinical guidelines for 24 non-operative and post-operative conditions covering over 100 diagnoses. Our therapists’ use of outcome-based clinical guidelines has resulted in consistent care management across our network. We have maintained high patient satisfaction and excellent functional outcomes within an average utilization rate that is about half the national average. We are willing to share our clinical guidelines with health plans and look at innovative ways to improve.