Empower Physical Therapy Care Recognized as ‘Exceptional’ by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Empower PT’s performance score in national physical therapy benchmark reflects on-going commitment to delivering best in class patient outcomes.

Empower Physical Therapy voluntarily participated in CMS’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) which resulted in its clinicians being recognized as top-tier providers under the nation’s premier quality of care measurement program.  The Quality Payment Program is part of Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) which is designed to tie payments to high quality and cost-efficient care, and is the only national benchmark for physical and occupational therapy services.

The Quality Payment Program rewards providers for creating value, achieving excellence in clinical outcomes, improving population health, reducing costs and empowering patients to take an active role in their care process.  Individuals and organizations who score in the ‘Exceptional’ range are designated as top-tier providers and will be awarded a bonus on every covered Medicare Part B payment received in 2021.

In 2019, physical and occupational therapists nation-wide became eligible to report under the MIPS program.  Empower Physical Therapy and its clinicians voluntarily participated in the program, understanding participation in this program provided an opportunity to create value and promote excellence in outcomes for patients.  MIPS performance is scored on a scale of 1-100, with exceptional performance defined by scores at or above 75 points.  Empower’s average performance score across the Phoenix area clinics exceeded 90 points, well above the Exceptional Performance Threshold of 75. 

Empower Physical Therapy provides the highest quality physical and occupational therapy rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes in Arizona and through its affiliate clinics in California, Texas and Louisiana.