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APTQI Joins Stakeholders in Asking 118th Congress to Support Medicare Reforms   

With the 118th Congress underway, APTQI recently welcomed lawmakers to Washington while calling for policies that support America’s physical therapists and their patients.    In signing onto a letter to Congress with more than 100 healthcare groups, APTQI is further urging legislators in the 118th Congress to work to ensure America’s seniors have access to quality…

Jump Start Your Physical Therapy Advocacy in 2023

The 118th Congress has been sworn in, and there are many new faces on Capitol Hill. Forty-eight new Republican and 38 new Democratic lawmakers joined the U.S. House and U.S. Senate this month. As both new and returning lawmakers get to work, it’s important that our community educates them (and their staff!) about the value…

Protecting the Value of Physical Therapy: An Interview with Peter Jordan, PT

Physical therapy offers immense value to patients and the healthcare system as a whole. As a patient-preferred approach for addressing injury, chronic pain, or restricted mobility, physical therapy has been shown to reduce Medicare spending, prevent senior falls, and offer a clinically proven alternative to opioid treatments.   Yet, despite the important role that physical therapy…

CDC Report: Senior Death Rate from Accidental Falls is Rising

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Center for Health Statistics, the death rate from accidental falls is rising among seniors. The CDC found that accidental fall death rates among adults aged 65 and older have increased by 30% from 2009 to 2018. More than one out…

APTQI Joins in Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Act on Preventing Deep Medicare Cuts for Next Year 

APTQI has joined a coalition representing over one million physicians and non-physician healthcare clinicians in urging Congress to prevent the deep, across-the-board Medicare payment cuts for physicians planned for next year.  In their letter, the organizations clarified that the medical field desperately needs relief before these cuts take effect on January 1st. Preventative action by…

New Report Shows Thousands of Physical Therapists Left the Workforce in 2021

About 22,000 physical therapists left the healthcare workforce in 2021, according to a new report from Definitive Healthcare. This trend represents yet another example of America’s worsening healthcare workforce shortage. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts about 15,400 openings for physical therapists each year, on average, over the next decade. Many of those openings result…

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