Home-based virtual PT and value-based care are here to stay
At the annual Orthopedic Value-Based Care (OVBC) conference, Dr. Asheesh Beedi highlighted the cost-effective benefits of validated home-based Physical Therapy (PT) programs in his presentation, "Postoperative physical therapy is in the home." His robust literature review drove home that home-based PT programs are effective in achieving the same or better outcomes and will endure the pandemic (Rothman et al, 2017
Web-based virtual PT in the post-COVID era has created new hybrid models for instruction and care delivery. Evidence-based medicine is necessary to identify the ideal patient populations to address the appropriateness factor of care to improve value in healthcare. These hybrid models of clinic-based and home-based PT may deliver maximum value
and align well with the Triple Aim framework, to improve population health, reduce healthcare costs, and improve the patient experience.
Value-based care principles are at the core of Force
. Our Clinical team, Sarah Ulcoq, Head of Clinical Solutions & Research, and Mikayla McGrath, Research & Strategic Partnerships Associate, participated at the OVBC Conference and came away with three key insights on the future of orthopedic value-based care.
Digital health technologies are already proving their success and are well-positioned to address these shifts
- Bundles and payment models will continue to grow
- Forward-thinking hospitals/systems will invest in ASCs
- Reimbursement goals are achieved through superior patient experience
without sacrificing care quality. The utilization of technology can transform care for patients; however digital products that are very specific and focused on only a few aspects of care versus the full needs of the patient are not the full solution. Technology that can holistically tend to patients, can reduce time and money spent
, which are at the center of the health care value equation.