Creating Integrated Systems of Care: Promise and Pitfalls

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (7AM – 4:15PM)

Poster Session & Reception (4:30PM – 6:00PM)

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

 “The move to bundling and other value-based systems requires physical therapists to be savvy when it comes to analyzing what they’re doing and at what cost, requiring measurement beyond a service-level mentality.” – Justin Moore, PT, DPT, CEO, APTA

Building on the success of CoHSTAR’s 2016 Summer Institute, we are preparing for the 2nd Summer Institute on Health Services Research. The Summer Institute will be offered as a preconference workshop in collaboration with the 2017 NEXT Conference & Exposition, and will take place on June 21, 2017 followed by an evening reception with poster presentations. Join us in Boston this summer for CoHSTAR’s Summer Institute on Health Services Research and the NEXT Conference and Exposition!

Deadline to Register was June 16th, 2017

Physical therapists must be proactive and informed to address the shift from fee-for-service to bundled payments and other models that emphasize value and outcomes. Lessons learned from the joint replacement bundled payment initiative can inform physical therapy practice as integrated care models are developed and implemented.

Audience: CoHSTAR’s 2017 Summer Institute brings together strategic partners, key stakeholders and observers.

  • Strategic Partners: individuals involved in developing and implementing bundled payments for total joint replacement will share their experiences and lessons learned
  • Key Stakeholders: APTA, payers, government representatives and rehabilitation industry leaders will engage in discussion of the development and implementation bundled payment from their unique perspectives
  • Observers: HSR researchers, CoHSTAR trainees, physical therapy administrators and faculty will have opportunities to pose questions and engage in the discussion.
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The Agenda

7:00 – 8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA
8:15 – 9:45 Perspectives

Bundled Payment Initiatives: Unique Challenges for Rehabilitation


Paul A. Rockar, Jr., PT, DPT, MS

Michael Spigel, MHA, PT

9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:30 Applying Lessons Learned from Developing the Total Joint Replacement Bundle to Other Diagnoses and Conditions

Who did the analytic work?

How did they communicate?

How to standardize processes across systems?

Discussion: Strategic Partners

Robert Mechanic, MBA

Stephen Hunter, DPT

11:30 – 12:15 Implementation Issues  and Electronic Health Record Design

How to pull and understand QI reports?

What are best practices to standardize and monitor processes across systems?

Discussion: Strategic Partners

Jennifer Freel, MBA, CAF

David Elton, DC

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch Roundtables
1:30 – 2:30 A Health Services Research Agenda

Is Under-treatment of Patients a Problem in Bundling? 

Discussion: Heath Services Researchers

Janet Freburger, PT, PhD (Discussant)

Amit Kumar, PT, PhD

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD

2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:45 Facilitated Discussion

Next Steps: Planning for Future Bundles 

What would you do differently?

Discussion: Strategic Partners

Discussion leader: Tony Delitto, PT, PhD


3:45 – 4:15 Summary

Best practices for Developing and Implementing Bundled Payment Initiatives

4:30 – 6:00 Poster Presentations* at NEXT meeting  



CoHSTAR Summer Institute 2017 Speakers

Our Accepted Poster Presenters!