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Medicare Cuts to PTAs Severely Impact on Rural Areas

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) imposed a 15% Medicare payment cut on the services provided by physical and occupational therapy assistants (PTAs and OTAs) in January, the physical therapy profession warned the impact of these cuts would be most severe in rural and underserved areas. In rural areas, where the workforce…

A Physical Therapy Assistant’s Perspective: The Role of PTAs and the Impact of Medicare Cuts

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) play a critical role for individuals in need of physical therapy services by providing care under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs are able to help ensure that individuals can receive the services they need to rehabilitate and regain bodily function, manage pain, prevent injury, and improve mobility,…

DEI is Critical for Empowering our Patients, Staff, and Communities

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, Nick Weber, MSPT, ATC, Chief Operating Officer of Team…

APTQI Continues to Grow, Reaches New Milestone

At APTQI, we represent an aligned group of therapists and practices who share a common vision for the future of our profession. Our goal is to establish physical and occupational therapy as clinically appropriate treatments of choice with the best value for patients and payers. Over the past few months, we have seen our membership…

APTQI Joins Nearly 100 Stakeholders Urging Congressional Proceedings on Medicare Payment Reform

APTQI, along with a group of 96 organizations representing more than one million physician and non-physician health care clinicians, signed a letter to Congressional leadership requesting the immediate initiation of formal proceedings — including hearings, roundtables, and expert panels — to discuss reforms to the Medicare physician payment system.  In a February 25 letter addressed…

Congress Must Stop PTA Cuts to Protect Rural Access to Critical Services

Physical therapy assistants (PTAs) play an important role in the physical and occupational therapy profession by providing physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. With the growing workforce shortage in our profession, particularly in rural areas, PTAs are able to help ensure that individuals can receive the services they need…

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