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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CMS Coding Reversal Will Apply to Claims Made Beginning January 1, 2020
CMS Coding Reversal Will Apply to Claims Made Beginning January 1, 2020

Details are still emerging around exactly how CMS intends to walk back a decision to change coding methodologies that prevented PTs from billing an evaluation performed on the same day as therapeutic activities and/or group therapy activities. Continue Reading

Date posted01/29/2020


CPT Code Updates
CPT Code Updates

Thank you all for submitting questions pertaining to our recent blog post:  Biofeedback and Dry Needling Code Update. Below are answers to many of your asked questions. if you have any additional questions, please do reach out to the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy’s Director of Practice, Continue Reading

Date posted01/15/2020


Lymphedema Treatment Act Passed the House
Lymphedema Treatment Act Passed the House

The Senate companion is S. 518 sponsored by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and currently has 70 senate co-sponsors. In terms of next steps, the hope is that that S. 518 will be included in the Senate drug-pricing legislative package (HR 3 was the House drug-pricing bill). Continue Reading

Postedby Gail Heather Zitterkopf
Date posted12/22/2019


Biofeedback and Dry Needling Coding Update, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Biofeedback and Dry Needling Coding Update, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Reported by Gail Zitterkopf, PT, DPT, Federal Affairs Chair of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy View Regulatory Review Report Biofeedback CPT code 90911 (biofeedback training) was replaced with 2 codes: 90912, biofeedback training, initial 15 minutes of one-on-one... Continue Reading

Date posted12/19/2019


2019 House of Delegates Highlights
2019 House of Delegates Highlights

Chicago, Illinois – There have been several motions considered. Some of the notable ones related to the social issues are listed below. Continue Reading

Date posted10/24/2019


Qualifying for Disability Benefits With Breast, Ovarian, or Endometrial Cancer
Qualifying for Disability Benefits With Breast, Ovarian, or Endometrial Cancer

If you or a woman you love had been diagnosed with cancer, there may be resources available. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly financial aid for people of all ages who are unable to work due to a serious illness. Cancer will not automatically qualify, but thousands of people ar Continue Reading

Date posted05/1/2019


Key Factors That Limit Access to Physical Therapy Care
Key Factors That Limit Access to Physical Therapy Care

My parents were born in Colombia, South America and moved to the United States with dreams of a better life. They immigrated from an impoverished area, lacked a college education and with a very basic English vocabulary. Continue Reading

Postedby Michelle R. Little
Date posted02/8/2019


Kudos to PT Advocate Achievement in 2018!
Kudos to PT Advocate Achievement in 2018!

Reflecting back on 2018 and the numerous achievements accomplished this year. A permanent fix to the Medicare therapy cap was achieved after 20 years of temporary exceptions and implementation delays. Continue Reading

Date posted01/12/2019


Contact Your Legislators to Ensure Medicare Legislation is Passed by the End of the Year
Contact Your Legislators to Ensure Medicare Legislation is Passed by the End of the Year

With the midterm elections complete and the end of the 117th Congress approaching, we are reaching the last few weeks to pass critical legislation to stop Medicare cuts. Continue Reading

Postedby Gail Heather Zitterkopf
Date posted11/16/2018


2018 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum Scholarship Recipients Announced
2018 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum Scholarship Recipients Announced

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to help SoWH find two fantastic representatives to attend the April 29-May 1 2018 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

Postedby Gail Heather Zitterkopf
Date posted04/5/2018


A Brief Report from the 2018 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum
A Brief Report from the 2018 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum

Cosponsor the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act to extend liability insurance coverage of a state-licensed medical professional to another state when the professional provides medical services to an athlete, athletic team, or team staff member crosses state lines Continue Reading

Postedby Gail Heather Zitterkopf
Date posted04/4/2018


A Large Need for Women’s Health Physical Therapists in Rural America
A Large Need for Women’s Health Physical Therapists in Rural America

My entire childhood, I dreamed of becoming a Veterinarian. I was a very good student in high school, and graduated Valedictorian of my small class. I then attended a prestigious liberal arts college for undergraduate... Continue Reading

Date posted11/19/2017