Thanks to the hard work of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy’s Pre-Natal & 4th Trimester Legislative Task Force and APTA advocates, legislation addressing pelvic health physical therapy was introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R. 8181) by Congresswomen Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-W Continue Reading
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Gain valuable insights, resources, and strategies to strengthen your professional journey and equip yourself with knowledge and tools to help advocate for the advancement of the pelvic health physical therapy profession! Stay informed on the latest legislative issues that impact Physical Therapists (PTs), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs), Physical Therapy Students (SPTs), and the patients and clients we serve on a state and federal level.
We support the rights of all humans to receive access to safe reproductive healthcare and will continue to support our members and the patients they serve. We are in alignment with ACOG, AUGS, AMA, WHO, AUA, NPWH, and numerous other organizations that have denounced the ruling. Continue Reading
On Wednesday, July 13th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up several bills, including H.R. 3630, Lymphedema Treatment Act. Continue Reading
Telehealth is the use of electronic communication to remotely provide health care information and services. Due to the recent COVID-19 impact on our communities and professions, telehealth is at the center of attention in the physical therapy industry. Continue Reading
The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Postpartum Population are ready for review! Download the Guidelines document and complete the survey to provide feedback on the recommendations. After reviewing the Guideline, the survey should take 5-10 minutes... Continue Reading
Effective August 1, 2021, AIM Specialty Health® (AIM), a separate company, will expand the AIM Rehabilitative program to perform medical necessity review of the requested site of service for physical, occupational and speech therapy procedures for Anthem fully-insured members. Continue Reading
On March 23, 2021, the APTA-supported Expanded Telehealth Access Act was introduced by Reps. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., and David McKinley, R-W.Va., in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation would make permanent the current temporary policy that allows physical therapists and ph Continue Reading
Would you like to know more about how to advocate for 4th trimester care? Join us as Gina Cunningham, DPT, Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist) discusses her passion on 4th trimester care and how she took action with local State... Continue Reading
As the end of 2020 nears, we need your help now more than ever to fight the proposed 9% cut to physical therapy services under Medicare and make sure it does not go into effect on January 1, 2021. Continue Reading
U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, MD, D-Calif., and Larry Bucshon, MD, R-Ind., have introduced H.R. 8702, bipartisan legislation to provide critical relief to providers who are scheduled to receive Medicare payment cuts next year. Continue Reading
APTA is pleased to offer an educational opportunity for physical therapist students, physical therapist assistant students, clinical educators, and clinical instructors. Every fall and spring semester, APTA staff will be pre-recording a “hot topics” webinar on federal and state policy and... Continue Reading
Physical therapists share data with patients, other health care providers, and health plans. That’s why it’s critical that you understand information blocking rules established by the HHS Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or ONC. Continue Reading