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Bipartisan Legislation Would Permanently Expand Medicare Telehealth Access for Physical Therapy

During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services have played an important role in enabling continued patient access to physical therapy. Physical therapists have ensured seniors and other at-risk patient populations can manage their pain, regain strength, and enhance mobility — all while minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission, preventing costly hospitalizations, and reducing unnecessary strain on…

APTQI, Provider Groups Urge Congress to Stop January 1 Medicare Cuts

Since Medicare finalized the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) 2022, specialty provider groups—including APTQI—have pushed for a Congressional solution to looming cuts in order to help avoid significant disruptions to providers and care for Medicare beneficiaries. As part of that effort, APTQI signed on to a letter to Congressional leaders, urging…

Rizing Tide Foundation Works to Close Diversity Gap in Physical Therapy

The APTQI Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee assists the Board of Directors in creating and supporting initiatives that will empower APTQI’s member companies to promote diversity and equity in the workplace and inclusion in the communities in which they serve. In a new guest blog post, WebPT Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer Dr.…

Advancing DEI is a Core Part of Physical Therapy

The APTQI Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee assists the Board of Directors in creating and supporting initiatives that will empower APTQI’s member companies to promote diversity and equity in the workplace and inclusion in the communities in which they serve. In a new guest blog post, Ivy Rehab CEO Michael Rucker explains how…

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge CMS to Stop Severe Cuts to Physical Therapy

This week, Representatives Bobby Rush, Gus Bilirakis, and 73 of their House colleagues sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency not to finalize the cuts to specialty care providers included in the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). The proposed rule includes plans to levy a…

APTQI Joins Letter Urging CMS to Stop Medicare Cuts

This week, APTQI signed on to a letter with 15 healthcare organizations urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to not finalize the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule that would see payment cuts of more than 20% for specialty providers as a result of Medicare’s clinical labor policy. For physical and…

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