Press Releases

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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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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APTQI Applauds Bipartisan Lawmakers for Asking CMS to Clarify Justifications for Provider Reimbursement Cuts

Bipartisan letter comes after CMS issued its 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, which calls for deep cuts to therapy services in 2021 Washington, D.C. –– Today the...

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Affirming its Support for Underserved Patient Populations, APTQI Donates $30,000 to Three Distinguished Charities

APTQI annual donations will support charitable missions around the globe Washington, D.C. ––The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today announced its support of One World Surgery, Operation...

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APTQI Warns Deep Cuts in Final PFS Rule Will Undermine Patient Access to Physical Therapy Services

Eight percent across-the-board cut in 2021 finalized despite lawmaker, sector concerns Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today expressed disappointment in response to the...

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Physical Therapists Applaud Representative Blunt Rochester for Supporting Regulatory Reform to Put Patients Over Paperwork

Washington, D.C. – The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE– at large) for urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

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APTQI Urges CMS to Revise the Proposed Physical Therapy Provisions in Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule for CY 2020

Proposed across-the-board 8% cut to PT services would create market instability and hinder patient access to therapy services to reduce opioid use and prevent senior falls WASHINGTON –– The Alliance...

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