APTA's Government Affairs team serves as the voice for APTA members in Washington, DC. Through lobbying, grassroots, and regulatory advocacy, APTA aims to drive federal policy on the issues that impact physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, physical therapy students, and the patients and clients they serve. Keep reading to learn about the issues in which APTA is taking action and what you can do to help.
APTA establishes its public policy priorities every 2 years in conjunction with each new session of Congress. View the Public Policy Priorities of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2019-2020.
APTA works closely with federal law makers to ensure access to and adequate coverage of physical therapist services. Learn more about APTA's efforts on the Hill.
APTA engages with federal agencies to improve the regulatory landscape for its members and ensure that regulatory policy reflects the importance of the adequate and early access to physical therapist services. Learn more about APTA's regulatory advocacy.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Easy Ways to Take Action
Contact Your Legislators on COVID-19 Policy Proposals
Congress will be considering additional relief packages related to COVID-19 in the days and weeks ahead. Taking action now and in the days ahead is important to our profession and patients.
Tell CMS, states, and payers to waive restrictions on the use of telehealth!
APTA has created several tools you can use to advocate for coverage of telehealth services furnished by PTs and PTAs to ensure that patients continued to have access to the rehabilitative care they need amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For the template letters, instructions are included at the top of each letter. Go to the telehealth page for template letters you can send now to advocate for your profession and patients.
View Federal Rulemaking Timeline
APTA provides this rulemaking timeline on issues impacting the profession, including when to take action.