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2013 ALAPTA Awards

Originally posted on: 2013-08-29 The Marilyn Gossman Professionalism in Physical Therapy Award – Barbara Bradford, PT, MPH Government Affairs Award – Steve Foster, PT Physical Therapy Advocate Award – Valley McCurry-Osborne, OTR/L and Chris Eidson, OTR/L

Congratulations!!!

Originally posted: 2013-08-29 Congratulations to those recently elected at the 2013 ALAPTA Fall Conference. Congratulations to those recently elected at the 2013 ALAPTA Fall Conference. Vice President – Dennis Fell, PT, MD Secretary – Heather Wells, PT, DPT Treasurer – Heather Mount, PT, DSc, certMDT, OCS Delegate – Elizabeth Kavanagh, PT Delegate – Bill Ogard, PT, …

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Demand Congress Address the Flawed Therapy MPPR Policy Today!

Originally posted on:2013-01-29 On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8), which includes an increase in the multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) policy that applies to the practice expense portion of therapy codes. Currently set at 20% in private practice and 25% in facilities, the legislation includes a provision that raises the …

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Happy New Year to each of you!

Originally posted on: 2013-01-03 Unfortunately the New Year did not bring answers to many of the serious and looming questions that face our profession regarding payment and Medicare benefits. Early this morning, the US Senate passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The legislation included three Medicare provisions important to the profession: Aversion of the …

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NEW ALAPTA DIRECT ACCESS PAYMENT TASK FORCE

Originally posted on: 2012-09-07 The ALAPTA Chapter Council voted on August 17, 2012 to assemble a Direct Access Payment Task Force with the charge to: develop and implement a plan to obtain payment for PT services provide without referral. Our charge is to develop recommendations to the Board of Directors related to what action should be taken and/or what …

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Direct Access Legislation Passes in Alabama

Originally posted on: 2012-04-27 After trying for over two decades, the Alabama Chapter of the APTA was successful in passing direct access legislation through the Alabama legislature. The Alabama Senate unanimously approved the bill on Tuesday, April 24 and moving Alabama towards being the 47th state with direct access; pending Governor Bentley’s signature. The direct access …

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