APTA Adds Its Voice to Coalition Calling for Medicare Advantage to Rein in Prior Authorization
April 16, 2018: With nearly a third of the total Medicare population enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and growth expected to continue, it's time for the public-private hybrid system to evolve and move away from excessive use of prior authorization—that's the message being delivered to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from a coalition of health care and consumer organizations including APTA.
Study: Primary Care Physician PT Referral Rates Dropped 50% Between 2003 and 2014
April 13, 2018: Over the past 20 years, there have been vast gains in direct access to physical therapists (PTs), and most providers and clinical practice guidelines recommend physical therapy as a “first-line treatment” for many musculoskeletal conditions.
Bill to Weaken ADA Met With Strong Opposition From Senators, APTA, Other Organizations
"This attempt to erode the rights guaranteed in the ADA runs counter to the values of the physical therapy profession and its commitment to assisting all people with disabilities to set and achieve high goals."
Lynda Woodruff, Leader in Physical Therapy Education, Dies at 70
Lynda Woodruff, PT, PhD, an educator and trailblazer in the physical therapy profession, died at her home on March 20. The APTA lifetime member was 70. Woodruff was a visiting professor at Alabama State University (ASU) and