Temporal Trends in Ambulatory Care Physicians Referral to Physical Therapists for Musculoskeletal Conditions: Analyses from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), years 2003-2014

June 21, 2017 Samannaaz S. Khoja, PT, PhD; Janet K. Freburger, PT, PhD Poster presentation, 2017 CoHStar Summer Institute on Health Services Research Carolina HWRC Project: Integration of Rehabilitation Care from the Acute to Community Setting: The Role of Physician Referral           Objectives: To examine primary care physicians’ (PCPs) and orthopedists’ referral patterns to physical… Read more »

State-Based Approaches to Reforming Medicaid-Funded Graduate Medical Education

January 2017 Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP; Julie Spero, MSPH; Tom Bacon, DrPH Conclusions and Policy Implications 1) More states were in the planning stages of GME reform than had actually implemented changes. 2) States tackled GME reform to address maldistribution of physicians by geography, specialty and setting; to respond to expansions in undergraduate medical… Read more »

DocFlows: Mapping GME Location and Practice Location by Specialty (2016-17)

Investigators: Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Evan Galloway, MPS; Erica Richman, PhD, MSW; Andy Knapton, MSc. Specific Aims: We developed the DocFlows App, a web-based, interactive data visualization tool, to understand the diffusion of physicians from the state where they completed residency training to their practice location state, and the diffusion of all practicing physicians from… Read more »

Integration of Rehabilitation Care from the Acute to Community Setting: The Role of Physician Referral (2016-17)

Investigators: Janet Freburger, PT, PhD (now at the University of Pittsburgh), Samannaaz Khoja, PT, PhD Background Physical therapy is effective in the treatment of many musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions.(1-5) Medicare, some state Medicaid programs, and some private insurers require a physician referral for patients to receive care from a physical therapist in outpatient or ambulatory… Read more »

Use of Physical and Occupational Therapists Following Stroke: Transitioning from the Acute Care to Community Setting

June 29, 2016 Janet K. Freburger, PT, PhD; Dongmei Li, MS; Anna Johnson, PhD; Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP Poster presentation, 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting and 2016 CoHSTAR Summer Institute on Health Services Research Carolina HWRC Project: The Role of Physical and Occupational Therapists in the Acute to Post-Acute Care Transition             Objectives: Describe… Read more »

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Roles in Patient-Centered Medical Homes

February 2015 Christine M. Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C; Brandt Leach, MS; Perri Morgan, PhD, PA-C   Executive Summary:  Team‐based care involving physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) is one recommended strategy for improving access and quality and reducing cost in the patient‐centered medical home (PCMH). PAs and NPs can, and do, perform a variety… Read more »

The Workforce Transformations Needed to Staff Value‐Based Models of Care

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Rachel Machta, BS; Jacqueline Halladay, MD, MPH Research brief, November 2015 Key Findings: 1) Health care professionals are taking on new roles with medical assistants having one of the most rapidly evolving roles in new models of care. 2) New roles are emerging that focus on coordinating and managing patients’ care… Read more »