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APTA Alabama continues to monitor payment news for Telehealth coverage

UnitedHealthcare is continuing its expansion of telehealth access, including temporarily waiving the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) originating site requirements and temporarily reimbursing claims for physical, occupational and speech therapists for certain services performed using live interactive video-conferencing while a patient is at home.  ·        For Medicare Advantage plans, self-funded Group Market health plans, and …

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Save the Date for the APTA Alabama Virtual Annual Conference

AUGUST 7-8, 2020   TOPICS INCLUDE:  Say Function One More Time…Understanding the Clinical Framework to Get From Hot Mess to Professional Success With Neuromotor Dysfunction Return to Sport: Functional Testing and Clinical Application in the Lower Extremity Athlete Pediatric Physical Therapy: Pandemic 2020 Improving Functional Outcomes in CVA: Using the ICF to Classify Impairments Linked to …

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Call for Award Nominations

Nominate a colleague for one of the APTA Alabama Awards:   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.   Governmental Affairs Award Purpose: To recognize the Chapter Member most effective in positively representing …

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2020 SLATE OF CANDIDATES

PRESIDENT Don Lein, PT, PhD  Patty Perez, PT, DscPT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy PT REPRESENTATIVE AT LARGE  Blair Saale, PT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy PTA REPRESENTATIVE AT LARGE  T-Michael Dougherty, PTA, MPA DELEGATE Heather Mount, PT, DSc Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy LD Woods, PT, DPT, PhD …

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Seeking Member Feedback on House Motions

Hello Members, The Alabama Delegation to APTA’s House of Delegates would love to hear from the membership regarding the APTA Slate of Candidates and the 41 Motions being proposed this year. To facilitate this conversation, we have created a short survey that allows you to provide feedback concerning this year’s House. Slate of Candidates Please select 3 Directors …

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Call for Award Nominations

Nominate a colleague for one of the ALAPTA Awards:   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.   Governmental Affairs Award Purpose: To recognize the Chapter Member most effective in positively representing the …

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Call for Nominations

The following positions will be elected in 2020. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague and indicate which position you are submitting a nomination for.   President (1 position for a 2-year term) PT Representative-at-Large (1 position for a 2-year term) PTA Representative-at-Large (1 position for a 2-year term) Delegate (1 position for a 2-year …

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PTAs are officially approved providers of TRICARE benefits!

PTAs are officially approved providers of TRICARE benefits!  Now it’s up to TRICARE contractors to do the same within approximately 30 days.  However, if claims are denied, they may need to be resubmitted if the claims are sent to contractors before they fully implement the change. Don’t forget to use the CQ modifier for PTA …

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