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Free Recorded Webinar Now Available

The webinar recorded on May 28thEnvisioning a New Normal for Physical Therapy: How Interoperability Can Protect and Grow Referrals, Enable Virtual Health, and Improve Care Coordinationis now available for free. 

About the Webinar:
Physical therapists have definitely been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have seen clinical care changes, workflow changes, and even site of practice changes (with Telehealth options from home). As we transition to a new normal, including virtual care, the ease in which clinical information needs to be securely available to us and the entire healthcare community is more important than ever. In addition, legislation advancing interoperability between providers, payers, and patients continues to advance the need for this data sharing. This webinar provides clarity to the ONC and CMS final rulings in practical language. In addition, we share the necessary information for practitioners to remain in compliance with industry changes, securing PHI, avoiding information blocking penalties, supporting electronic care coordination, and protecting referral relationships. After viewing this webinar, you will have tangible next steps for a transition from the fax machine to electronic, secure data exchange processes and workflows.

For more information and to view the webinar, CLICK HERE.


CMS Updates COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing

CMS has updated it coronavirus waivers FAQs to add a new section on outpatient therapy. The FAQs in the new document supplement supersede the previously released FAQs: 1135 Waiver FAQs

To view the updated FAQs, CLICK HERE


2020 PT Day of Service

Since 2015, PT Day of Service (PTDOS) has brought together over 18,000 volunteers from all 50 US states and nearly 80 countries around the world! We are grateful that many of you have joined us in these efforts to engage in local service for a global effect. 

This year PT Day of Service is October 10th, 2020 and we would like to invite you all to join us by signing up today!

As we have heard from many in our delegation and leadership this week, now is the time for action. Our PTDOS team will be working hard this year to support and promote service projects which act responsibly responsive during this challenging time. We are here to provide you with guidance in developing a service project that meets the needs of your community while following CDC and local public health guidelines. Please feel free to reach out to me directly, or to our support team at [email protected] if you have any questions about how you can get involved. 

I am honored to be able to serve with all of you as a Delegate and look forward to the continued growth of servant leadership in our professional association as we aim to transform society! Together we serve, together we heal, together we rise.

With gratitude,
Gail Bachman, PT, DPT
Director, PT Day of Service
CA Delegate (Speaking as an Individual)

PT Day of Service’s parent organization, Move Together, is a partner of APTA. Move Together’s mission is to increase access to quality rehabilitation medicine around the corner and around the world. PT Day of Service aides in this mission by providing mentorship to servant leaders, and by raising funds to collaboratively develop rehab clinics at home and abroad for sustainable growth and provision of quality rehab services.


APTA publishes Survey Findings from HPA/HH/AGPT

The executive summary of the survey distributed by APTA's Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Home Health Section, and Health Policy and Administration Section highlights responses from clinicians who currently work or recently worked in SNF and home health settings, has been posted to the APTA PDPM/PDGM webpage and is available to APTA Members ONLY. You must sign in to view the summary. An infographic summarizing the survey results also will be developed after the new APTA website launches on June 15th.


President's Message

Posted: May 22, 2020

Wishing Everyone a Safe & Happy Memorial Day!


Please take a moment to remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have given their lives in service to our nation.

As the country continues its current struggle to bring our nation out from under the pandemic health emergency, take time to reflect, give thanks, and regenerate for the work ahead.  We as physical therapists and physical therapist assistants remain #BetterTogether as we lean into the challenges ahead. 

"Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose."  -Dillon Panthers, Friday Night Lights

As always, be vigilant.  Be prepared.  Stay informed.


Dee Kornetti
APTA Home Health Section

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