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Sen. Doug Jones co-sponsors Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Bill

Thank you to Senator Doug Jones for cosponsoring the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access bill (HR 2802/S 970). Senator Jones is the first Alabama Senator to cosponsor a bill that supports physical therapy in our State! The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program is needed in Alabama to ensure access to necessary Services …

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Rep. Terri Sewell (D-7) signs onto letter to CMS to voice concern over proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule

Thank you to Representative Terri Sewell (D-7) for signing onto a letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of CMS, to voice concern over the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule that proposes a policy that would significantly impact the services provided by PTs and PTAs in the State of Alabama. The 2020 PFS proposes to …

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Congratulations to the Newly Elected ALAPTA Leaders

Vice President Patty Perez, PT, DscPT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secretary Dominique Forte, PT, DPT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Treasurer Vanessa LeBlanc, PT, DPT Delegate Andrea Bowens, PT, DPT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Tonquita Hampton, PT, DPT PTA Caucus Representative Jordan Lormor, PTA Nominating Committee David …

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Regulatory Call to Action – 2020 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

For members who were unable to attend the ALAPTA Fall Conference, we have important news for you! The 2020 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule has some significant proposals that will affect your practice if you see Medicare Part B or Medicare Advantage outpatients. While APTA and ALAPTA will be commenting on this bad proposal, we need …

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Call for Awards Nominations – Deadline July 1

Marilyn Gossman Professionalism in Physical Therapy Award Purpose: To honor a Chapter Member demonstrating outstanding professionalism in any of the areas of physical therapy service, practice, education and/or research. Prerequisite criteria are listed below:  Active Chapter Member  Engaged in the physical therapy profession for at least 15 years.  Has positively and substantially …

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Improving Patient Access to Care in 2020, Removing the Referral Barriers

As most of you know, in 2019 ALAPTA’s legislative efforts to improve Alabamians’ ability to access the services of a Physical Therapist fell short of the goal, despite our best efforts. The legislative process can be tedious and those who navigate the waters must understand that change does not come easily or quickly. Prior to …

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Important Changes to BCBS of Alabama Reimbursement Coming Nov 1

Yesterday, BCBS of Alabama announced they will implement the Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction policy effective November 1, 2019. This means that only the first CPT code billed will be paid at 100%, and each subsequent CPT code per visit, per patient will be reduced by 50% of the practice expense. What this translates to is …

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