PT DAY AT THE STATE HOUSE – MARCH 13, 2019
2018 PT DAY OF SERVICE
We have been getting a lot of questions on these 2 topics to ring in the New Year- so I I wanted to provide a brief update on these two issues:
APTA is creating some resources for its members, and ALAPTA will do our best to pass along the information.
At Fall conference Professional Issues, I mentioned the NEW Medicare cards that are being mailed out to all Medicare recipients. Palmetto has a new tool to help!
APTA members and the profession in the media.
The latest from Move Forward Radio.
Could the right in-hospital exercise intervention reverse functional decline among patients who are elderly?
A new Anthem UM vendor is coming to 5 states. Are more on the way?
Easy ways to help out while you're at CSM (and even if you're not attending).
"There is a lack of
uniformity in insurance coverage and lack of coverage alignment with current
practice guidelines for pain management."
More details need to be shared, but the basic idea is that the new codes allow PTs to conduct some activities remotely.
Could PTs have a role in screening and intervention for hospitalization risk?
The Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry now offers more QCDR-related measures than any other physical therapy-only option.
This year's calculator offers some new features.
"APTA finds its roots in the military, and we are thrilled to be partnering with VA to give back to America's veterans and ensure that they are receiving the physical therapy care they need."
Want to get a feel for the reach and diversity of the physical therapy profession?
APTA produced a wide range of videos in 2018. Here are the year's most-viewed.
APTA's Move Forward Radio helps you connect with patients and clients.
Different voices, new perspectives, and assumption-challenging calls to action.
Lots of interest in keeping up with CMS.
Can lessons learned as a big wave surfer be applied to recovering from a hip replacement? Totally.
Application deadline is February 15, 2019.
TRICARE would mirror Medicare's requirements permitting PTA and OTA participation.
Good Stuff: APTA members and the profession in the media.
"It's in the best interest of our patients and our clients, and our members, to work together when possible." - APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD
Do you know of any standouts in federal government affairs leadership or public service? Now's the time send in nominations for two APTA awards.