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Twin Falls Times-News

In light of COVID-19 Crisis, Congress Should Prevent Specialty Provider Cuts

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, Idaho has not yet become the hot spot that many feared, however the impact of the deadly disease will resonate with our state’s economy...

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APTQI Applauds Expansion of Telehealth-Based Physical Therapy Care to Vulnerable Medicare Beneficiaries

Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

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Morning Consult

Medicare: Don’t Cut Seniors Off From Critical Physical Therapy Telehealth

In the midst of the current coronavirus emergency, the federal government has taken incredibly bold steps to enable American seniors — those most vulnerable to COVID-19 — to access telehealth...

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Fairfax County Times

Leave home or forego care: During COVID-19, vulnerable patients face a difficult choice

Imagine: you’re a senior citizen recovering from a serious illness or injury, but you can’t leave your home out of fear of coming down with the potentially deadly coronavirus.  Do...

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APTQI Applauds the AMA and Other Stakeholders for Urging Congress to Safeguard Patients and Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) agrees with the American Medical Association (AMA) and more than 100 national physician specialty groups and state medical...

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APTQI Urges CMS to Enable Therapy Professionals to Deliver Telehealth Services for Recently Approved Therapy Codes

90% of therapy codes approved for telehealth are performed by therapy professionals not currently eligible for Medicare reimbursement Washington, D.C. –– With the vast majority of Americans now under stay-at-home...

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The Hill

As America fights pandemic, ensuring continuity of care is critical

Every day, Americans wake up to a new reality created by the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For the days and months to come, daily life will significantly change as...

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APTQI Applauds DoD TRICARE Final Rule for Recognizing Physical Therapy Assistants as Qualified Providers

Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today commended the Department of Defense for issuing a final rule to establish physical therapy assistants (PTA) and...

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APTQI Urges Congress, CMS to Allow Reimbursement for Physical Therapy Telehealth Services Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. –– In an effort to protect vulnerable patient populations from the transmission of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today called...

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Fierce Healthcare

Decisions to slash Medicare lack transparency while putting patients at risk

Physical therapy is a safe, effective, and preferred treatment for millions of American seniors. But unfortunately, a series of new federal policies threaten to dramatically reduce access to the valuable...

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