Press Releases

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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APTQI Urges CMS to Protect Seniors from Debilitating Falls by Preserving Medicare Reimbursement for Physical Therapy

Recognizing Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2019, APTQI is advocating for greater patient access to fall prevention tools such as manual and exercise therapy Washington, D.C. ––  In observance of Falls...

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APTQI Commends Representative Olson for Promoting Regulatory Reforms

Rep. Olson’s Letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma Urged the Agency to Remove Regulatory Barriers by Requiring Either a Physician Referral or a Signed Care Plan—But Not Both Washington, D.C....

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Physical Therapy Groups Release Roadmap to Create Benchmarks for High-Quality, Value-Based Care

New report designed to help improve patients’ quality of care and establish baseline metrics for determining the value of physical therapy Washington, DC –– Today a group of physical therapy...

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