Doctors can specialize in related medical practices or provide a wide range of specialties. One of the first multi-specialty clinics in the United States was the Mayo Clinic, which started in the late s; byit developed an organizational structure that included dentists and physicians. Purpose The primary purpose of a multi-specialty clinic is to serve all the needs of patients in one convenient location. Physicians can consult with each other and provide tests and radiological exams under one roof.
Advanced Search Background and Purpose Despite legislative approval of direct access to physical therapy, other regulatory barriers and internal institutional policies often must be overcome before this practice model can be fully adopted.
Few institutional initiatives have been published describing strategies designed to change policies restricting direct patient access. This case report describes steps and strategies associated with successful implementation of a direct access physical therapy model at a large academic medical center.
Case Description The process of obtaining institutional medical board and hospital authority board approval and implementing a pilot program is described.
Program details, including therapist qualifications and scope of practice, the required internal training program, and program outcome assessment, are provided. The therapist scope of practice includes the ability to refer patients directly to a radiologist for plain film radiography.
Early pilot program findings, including challenges faced and subsequent actions, are described. The pilot program's success led to institutional adoption of the direct access model in all physical therapy outpatient clinics.
Discussion Autonomy is described, in part, as self-determined professional judgment and action. This case report describes such an effort at a large academic medical center.
The interdependent, collaborative relationship among physical therapists, physicians, and hospital administrators has resulted in the implementation of a patient-centered practice model based on the premise of patient choice. Byphysical therapy will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physical therapy, recognized by consumers and other health care professionals as practitioners of choice to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement, function, and health.
Of these states, 44 allow provision of treatment in addition to evaluation. Advocating for more timely access to physical therapy services has been the primary impetus for such legislative action. Radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging MRI scans, and medications constituted the largest proportions of total cost associated with outpatient visits.
The patients seen by physical therapists reported fewer back pain episode recurrences. Despite the growing body of literature describing virtues of the direct access model, challenges and obstacles remain for establishing this practice paradigm—even in some states with laws permitting such practice.
For example, in Wisconsin, a direct access law initially was passed in and then most recently revised in Yet, provision of hospital-based outpatient physical therapy services still required a physician referral.
Wisconsin hospitals must meet strict Wisconsin Administrative Code guidelines, which supersede the physical therapy practice act language.
Not only is the updated practice act language not reflected in the current Wisconsin Administrative Code, but the code reflects Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines related to the provision of physical therapy services.
This opinion was consistent with HFS This case report describes the process leading to medical staff and hospital administration authorization of physical therapists assuming a direct access practitioner role at a large hospital—the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority UWHCAMadison, Wisconsin.
In addition, the implementation of the pilot program is described. The importance of strong collaborative efforts among physical therapists, hospital administrators, and physicians is highlighted throughout the case report.
Case Description The Institutional Initiative The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services' opinion provided the mechanism to pursue adoption of the consumer direct access to physical therapist practice model.
The facility's large administrative organizational structure required program approval at multiple levels, and the large number and geographical diversity of department clinical sites required a coordinated effort of multiple program staff members.
The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation has a service line director and management team with oversight of orthopedics and rehabilitation inpatient and outpatient services. Ten outpatient therapy clinics, including general outpatient and specialty clinics such as spine physical therapy, sports rehabilitation and performance, geriatric falls, neurorehabilitation, pediatrics, and upper extremity and hand, operate in the hospital and in 4 off-site locations.
The department employs more than 50 outpatient physical therapists. Discussion occurred regarding delays and challenges associated with accessing physical therapy services. For example, a patient wanting a one-visit update to a home exercise program was required to see a physician for a referral.
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