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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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Concord Monitor

Letter: Stop Medicare cuts to physical therapy

As a physical therapist, I know how important physical therapy is to helping members of our community address injury, reduce chronic pain and prevent falls. Despite the incredible value of...

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Becker's Hospital Review

CMS asked to revisit reimbursement cuts to physical therapists, social workers

Nearly 100 Congress members requested more information from CMS regarding proposed reimbursement cuts for physical therapists and social workers in 2021.

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Fierce Healthcare

Physical therapists hope CMS will take another look at planned cut to Medicare reimbursement

Physical therapists hope to get CMS to reconsider a planned 8% cut to their Medicare reimbursements in 2021. And they’ve got a group of bipartisan lawmakers asking CMS to justify...

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