DOTPA Annual Report Released; OTs Participating in Outpatient Therapy Data Collection Efforts
The Developing Outpatient Therapy Payment Alternatives (DOTPA): Project Year 4 Annual Report has been released. This report covers the project work from February 2011 through December 2011, and summarizes progress on stakeholder involvement, instrument design, data collection, recruitment efforts, and analysis conducted during each year of the project. DOTPA was established in 2008 to identify patterns in Part B outpatient therapy utilization and analyze the effectiveness of such services. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on payment method alternatives to the outpatient therapy cap under Medicare (Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA) of 2000, § 545). DOTPA is administered by CMS through its contractor, RTI International (RTI), and AOTA has been involved with the project through both CMS and RTI since its inception.
DOTPA Annual Report (2010)
DOTPA Project Webpage
AOTA Background Information on DOTPA