Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes Inc (FOTO), a Net Health company, announces that it has been approved as a 2020 Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This is the 11th year that FOTO has achieved CMS-approved registry status and its second year as a QCDR for MIPS, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System that took effect in 2019 for rehab clinicians, including physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs) and speech language pathologists (SLPs), according to Net Health in a media release.

“We’re pleased to receive the QCDR designation again, and will continue to work with CMS and other rehab authorities to lead the industry in therapy outcomes management and reporting,” says Deanna Hayes, PT, DPT, MS, Director of Research and Measurement at FOTO.

“Our QCDR, along with our outcomes management solution and related services, simplify the reporting process and enable rehab providers to take a data-driven approach to compliance and outcomes.”

FOTO provides a complete MIPS reporting solution. The FOTO QCDR is designed to integrate with many therapy EMRs and FOTO’s Outcomes Manager to ensure that patient data and therapy documentation are easily captured, analyzed and reported to CMS in a timely manner. Dedicated MIPS registry specialists and advisory services are also available to provide product and regulatory support to ensure MIPS success.

“FOTO’s therapy outcomes expertise and years as a Qualified Registry stand out in our industry,” states Laura Shawver, Administrator at The Therapy Network, who manages MIPS reporting for 15 clinicians in the practice.

“We’re devoted users of FOTO’s Outcomes Manager, and their QCDR made our transition to MIPS reporting seamless. The QCDR dashboard provides incredible transparency, allowing us to dig into the data to understand factors impacting performance and empower clinicians to proactively monitor and improve their MIPS scores.”

FOTO’s Outcomes Manager, a database of therapy outcomes, provides real-time data on treatment effectiveness and efficiency to help enable practices to improve clinician performance and patient outcomes. The system features science-based measurement tools, risk-adjusted predictive analytics, and benchmark comparisons to deliver insights for clinicians to help them transform the patient experience and excel in the two categories of MIPS for rehab clinicians in 2020—Quality and Improvement Activities.

In addition, FOTO offers an extensive list of MIPS Quality measures for reporting (20), including seven NQF (National Quality Forum)-endorsed measures and 10 patient-reported outcome measures. For more information, visit FOTO.

[Source: Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes Inc]