Outcomes in Documentation (2.0)

This article is a guide for outcomes in 2.0. For 1.0 outcomes, click here.

Let’s review how to add OMTs directly into your patient notes. Note: OMTs are only reported on evaluative note types (Initial Exam, Progress Note, Re-exam, or Discharge Summary).

Evaluative Notes: Objective Tab

Important: WebPT Outcomes users can use the following process if the patient outcome has not already been staged using one of our Outcomes Intake Methods.

  1. On the Standardized Tests tab of the Objective section, select Add Standardized Test.
  2. Use the drop-down menus to select one of the included outcomes from the drop-down menu. Only the 13 OMTs supported by WebPT Outcomes will appear in the Outcomes Reporting
    1. To use an OMT not included in this list, choose Other to add custom OMTs. 
  3. Once you’ve selected a test, use the drop-down menus to record the patient’s survey answers. The outcome test will contain the Outcome questionnaire as well as additional questions about pain, patient satisfaction, and perception, if the proper Clinic Settings are enabled.
  4. The score will automatically generate. Depending on the OMT, additional details may be required.
  5. If there are multiple OMTs on the note, a pop-up message will prevent note finalization. Use the drop-down menus to select the Primary OMT and click Apply.
    Note: The Primary OMT triggers reporting for the related HM measure.

Outcomes Reporting

Many of the Company and National Reports available in WebPT Outcomes—like the Clinic Report Card—only include patients with complete data sets. In Outcomes, a patient has a complete data set when they have a completed survey at the Initial Evaluation and Discharge Summary. 

However, we recognize that many patients fail to return to therapy and may not have a completed survey at discharge. In this instance, if the patient's case has a completed OMT on the Progress Note and is Quick Discharged, the system will convert the Progress Note Survey to a Discharge survey. This ensures a complete data set for patients who self-discharge or are otherwise unable to complete their course of care.