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Announcing the Vendor Affiliate Membership Program

At APTQI, our goal is to establish physical therapy as a clinically appropriate treatment of choice with the best value for patients and payers. We know that physical therapy provides one of the best values in all of healthcare, and we are committed to educating healthcare policy influencers on our role in the healthcare delivery…

Bipartisan Legislation Reforming Medicare Payment Would Ensure Financial Stability for Physical Therapy Providers

Each year, specialty healthcare providers like physical, occupational, and speech therapists face uncertainty about whether they’ll have the financial stability to continue providing care for their patients. The current Medicare physician fee schedule payment model does not adequately account for rising inflation, labor costs, or other economic pressures that have only worsened since the onset…

Partner with HBCUs to Strengthen the PT Workforce  

Tim Guiden is the Regional Director for First Settlement Physical Therapy (FSPT). He is based in Charleston, West Virginia. In a new guest blog post, he explains how his participation on the APTQI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has influenced his work: In the state of West Virginia, where I currently practice, I have noticed…

Senator McConnell Highlights Importance of Fall Prevention Efforts

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently suffered a fall that resulted in a concussion, a hospital stay, and discharge to an inpatient rehabilitation facility for rehab. We wish Senator McConnell a speedy and successful recovery. We also recognize Senator McConnell’s fall is, regrettably, not an isolated accident. Instead, physical and occupational therapists have been…

Why Seniors Should Embrace Remote Monitoring for Physical Therapy

In a recently published letter to the editor in Kaiser Health News, APTQI Executive Director Nikesh Patel, PT encouraged seniors to take advantage of remote physical therapy services. Remote monitoring allows physical and occupational therapists to monitor patient progress and ensure patients are adhering to their specialized treatment plans, improving outcomes and saving money. Particularly…

APTQI and Rizing Tide Celebrate the Diverse Future of Physical Therapy 

Nikesh Patel, Executive Director of APTQI, met with Rizing Tide Foundation leaders and scholars at the American Physical Therapy Association’s combined sessions meeting in late February.   The Rizing Tide foundation fosters diversity in the physical therapist workforce by empowering current and future therapists to provide even better care to an increasingly diverse patient population.   APTQI…

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