Practice & Advocacy

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.

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Contribute to our Practice & Advocacy Series! Are you an Academy member who has legislative and advocacy experience as it relates to pelvic and abdominal health physical therapy? Our members would love to hear from you! Consider contributing an educational blog post about your experiences at APTA Capitol Hill Day or at your local state level legislative events.

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APTA Pelvic Health Members: Call Congress Today Regarding 9% Cut
APTA Pelvic Health Members: Call Congress Today Regarding 9% Cut

Though over 52,000 letters have been sent to Capitol Hill against proposed cuts to physical therapy services, time is of the essence to call on Congress to stop the cuts. We need you to call your members of Congress today. Continue Reading

Date posted09/22/2020


Join us TODAY for the #FightTheCut Virtual Rally
Join us TODAY for the #FightTheCut Virtual Rally

TODAY is the APTA #FightTheCut Virtual Rally, APTA Advocacy will have activities all day to spread the word, encourage engagement, and make some noise. Below are a few ways you can get involved and encourage your colleagues, patients, friends, family, etc. to do the same: Continue Reading

Date posted09/10/2020


PTs, PTAs, Patients, Clients | We Need Your Help | Medicare Payment Cuts
PTs, PTAs, Patients, Clients | We Need Your Help | Medicare Payment Cuts

Our profession is facing Medicare payment cuts, and we need you and your patients and clients to take action to ensure Congress steps in. Over the past year, APTA and our members have sent thousands of letters to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services raising concerns about these cuts... Continue Reading

Date posted08/8/2020


IRS Announces that the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds are Considered Taxable Income
IRS Announces that the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds are Considered Taxable Income

The IRS recently announced that the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds are considered taxable income. The following is from the HHS provider relief FAQs that were just posted yesterday (July 13). Continue Reading

Date posted07/15/2020


COVID-19: Returning to Work?
COVID-19: Returning to Work?

As state and federal guidelines are updated in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy has received requests from members for guidance in re-opening their practices. Continue Reading

Postedby Kim Parker-Guerrero
Date posted05/27/2020


HHS Deposits Money Into Some Providers’ Bank Accounts
HHS Deposits Money Into Some Providers’ Bank Accounts

A $30 billion emergency relief package began rolling out on April 10, making direct deposits into provider and facility accounts based on 2019 Medicare billing. Continue Reading

Date posted04/13/2020


CMS Update: 39 States Have Been Granted Medicaid Waivers
CMS Update: 39 States Have Been Granted Medicaid Waivers

s of March 30, 39 states have received federal 1135 waivers on a range of Medicaid requirements including prior authorization, provider enrollment, public notice mandates, and fair hearing request timelines. Continue Reading

Date posted03/31/2020


Pediatric and School-Based Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Pediatric and School-Based Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The pediatric physical therapy resource is directed at PTs and PTAs who manage these patients, especially in school settings. Topics include school closings and IEP services, remote learning, and a discussion of factors that need to be considered in providing pediatric physical therapy via telehealt Continue Reading

Date posted03/31/2020


CMS and US Treasury Announce Relief Measures for Clinicians
CMS and US Treasury Announce Relief Measures for Clinicians

Employers mandated to provide paid sick leave will be reimbursed, and quality reporting deadlines and requirements — including MIPS — have been relaxed. Continue Reading

Date posted03/22/2020


COVID-19 Pandemic and the Physical Therapy Practice
COVID-19 Pandemic and the Physical Therapy Practice

We advise members to confirm the requirements with their MAC(s). We are continuing to work with CMS to get definitive guidance. We apologize for the confusion. Continue Reading

Date posted03/21/2020


PA State Affairs | Advocate to Build 4th Trimester Care Awareness
PA State Affairs | Advocate to Build 4th Trimester Care Awareness

As a mother and Women’s Health pelvic floor physical therapist, I have been affected and disappointed in our healthcare system with the lack of postpartum physical and mental support. Through my own experience, through my friends, and especially my patients, I decided to contact a state senator and Continue Reading

Postedby Gina Marie Cunningham
Date posted03/3/2020


CMS Seeking Comments on Rural Maternal and Infant Health Care
CMS Seeking Comments on Rural Maternal and Infant Health Care

CMS is seeking public comments regarding rural maternal and infant health care. CMS is releasing a request for information to learn about opportunities to improve access, quality, and outcomes for women in rural communities before, during and after pregnancy. CMS also is gathering information on the Continue Reading

Date posted02/27/2020