Outcome Measures: Avenues for Optimizing Prosthetic Performance By Vibhor Agrawal, PhD, ATP (Content provided by The O&P EDGE).
Are you optimizing prosthetic performance in your patients? Is improved performance translating into better health for your patients? Are you measuring outcomes to document the health-related benefits of the prostheses you provide to your patients?
The need to measure and evaluate prosthetic outcomes has become a hot topic in the current healthcare environment. Outcome measurements may become a necessity for reimbursement in the near future as some payers are subscribing to the philosophy that anything that was not measured was not done and therefore should not get reimbursed.