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Athletico Physical Therapy Recognized for Providing Exceptional Patient Care by CMS

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Athletico clinicians achieve top scores for excellence in clinical outcomes

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Athletico Physical Therapy, a leading provider of outpatient physical and occupational therapy services, has again been ranked as a top-tier provider by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) for excellence in patient care in 2022. Athletico clinicians voluntarily participated in the annual CMS Quality Payment Program, achieving “Exceptional” scores for their commitment to quality outcomes and cost-effective care under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This marks Athletico’s fourth consecutive year as a top-tier performer.

“Athletico has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality musculoskeletal services and exceptional patient care. Our industry-leading scores year after year showcase the dedication of our highly skilled and passionate team of clinicians who continue to put patients first every day,” said Chris Throckmorton, PT, President and CEO of Athletico. “We firmly believe that physical and occupational therapy services are on the right side of the value curve for mitigating musculoskeletal care costs. The way forward is a value-based care model, and we remain committed to ensuring patients continue to have access to essential care.”

As part of the program, Athletico clinicians voluntarily collected and reported all patient evaluation and reevaluation data across the company’s clinical network during the 2022 performance period. Athletico’s 2022 MIPS performance, with scores in the Exceptional Performance Category, demonstrates its clinicians continued focus on delivering the highest-quality patient outcomes and driving value for the Medicare population.

“Our impressive performance is a direct reflection of our talented clinicians and their deep commitment to each patient’s successful recovery,” added Brian Kelly, Vice President of Clinical Systems at Athletico. “Each year, we voluntarily elect to participate in the program because we believe in the high-value care we provide to reduce overall healthcare costs for our patients. We look forward to continuing to lead the way in delivering high quality and affordable care to enable healthier lives.”

The CMS Quality Payment Program and MIPS reward providers for creating value, achieving excellence in clinical outcomes, improving population health, reducing costs, and empowering patients to take an active role in their healthcare journey. The program provides financial incentives to eligible clinicians who promote value and high-quality care. MIPS performance is evaluated annually on a 100-point scale, with Exceptional Performance in 2022 defined by scores at or above 85 points.


About Athletico Physical Therapy
Athletico Physical Therapy is a leading provider of the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes. With the recent acquisition of Pivot Physical Therapy, Athletico operates more than 900 locations in 24 states and the District of Columbia. We are committed to our patients and referring physicians through our patient-centric focus, inclusive work environment, and attention to quality and high standard of care. Delivering market-leading patient outcomes and satisfaction are at the core of what we do, as measured by our industry leading patient satisfaction scores and recognition as a National Top-Tier Provider by the CMS Quality Payment Program. We are also passionate about giving back to the communities we serve through outreach, volunteer and fundraising initiatives supported by the Athletico Cares Foundation. Our comprehensive services include physical and occupational therapy, workers’ compensation and onsite employer services, athletic training, and over 50 specialty services, including free assessments, pelvic health, spine health, hand therapy, concussion management, and more. For more information, or to find an Athletico clinic near you, visit

Media Contact:
Dana Andreoli
Athletico Physical Therapy

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