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New Reports: Developing Outpatient Therapy Payment Alternatives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released three new Developing Outpatient Therapy Payment Alternatives (DOTPA) reports — the DOTPA Measurement Report, DOTPA Payment Alternatives Report and DOTPA Final Report. The Measurement Report describes the performance of assessment items as measures of patient functional impairment analyses. The Payment Alternatives Report details payment alternatives for Medicare outpatient therapy services, while the Final Report summarizes the overall results, lessons learned from the DOTPA project and possible directions for future research. Also available for download are DOTPA Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) forms, CARE-C and CARE-F. To access the reports and assessment forms, visit the DOTPA web page.