Press Releases

APTQI Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Letter to HHS/CMS Urging Medicare to Delay or Mitigate Looming Specialty Provider Cuts

The letter, signed by more than 160 Representatives, urges HHS and CMS to find “fair and equitable payment solutions” Washington, D.C. –– Today the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and...

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APTQI and WebPT Join Forces to Shape a Positive Future for Physical Therapy

As the first At-Large Member, WebPT will work with APTQI to positively impact healthcare legislation — starting with the 9% cut to Medicare payments. WASHINGTON — The Alliance for Physical...

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93 Bipartisan Lawmakers Send Letter to House Leadership on Need to Waive Budget Neutrality Rules to Protect Patient Access to Specialty Care

Letter highlights how Medicare cuts to specialty providers are ill-conceived, sizeable and threaten provider stability and patient access amid the COVID-19 public health emergency Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for...

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APTQI Disappointed by 9% Cut to Physical and Occupational Therapy Included in Proposed PFS Rule for CY 2021

CMS proposal increases specialty provider cuts despite opposition from bipartisan lawmakers and broad group of healthcare stakeholders Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today...

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APTQI Joins Broad Coalition of Healthcare Providers in Urging Congress to Stop Harmful Payment Reductions

Physical and occupational therapists face 8% payment cut in 2021 Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and...

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APTQI Commends Representatives Brendan Boyle and Vern Buchanan for Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Block Steep Cuts to Physical Therapy Services

Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) for introducing the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization...

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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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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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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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