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  • Registration Deadline for PQRS Audio Conference is November 12

    On November 15, APTA will hold an audio conference to help educate members on changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for 2013. Physical therapists (PTs) who bill Medicare for outpatient physical therapy services in private practice settings (using the 1500 claim form or 837-P) can obtain a 0.5% bonus payment in 2013 under PQRS. In addition, PTs who successfully report under the PQRS program in 2013 will avoid the 1.5% reduction in payment from Medicare in 2015.

    Registration closes Monday, November 12. Register today.

    APTA's highlights of the 2013 final physician fee schedule rule provides details on PQRS,  claims and reporting requirements, and group measures.  


    • Shame on you. We are out here struggling in a financial and documentation nightmare trying to engage in the profession of helping people recover from illness and injury and you even think to charge us, as members, to learn how to properly jump through yet another bureaucratic hoop.

      Posted by Marjorie Rodd -> =NRb on 11/9/2012 10:12 PM

    • So, we have to $99 for a 1.5 hour webinar to learn how to not get a 1.5% penalty??? What are you doing with our $400+ annual dues...I really hope the PT that is giving this webinar is not getting paid, we should all be trying to help each other out right now. You should really consider cutting the price in half, help us out!!

      Posted by Jon Andrus, PT on 11/10/2012 4:21 PM

    • Everytime I leave s message with APTA I never get a return call on any issue.This PQRS issue along with the periodic Rules Regulations updates (which my chapter charges for )should all be part of our dues.This is prime reason why membership is done when it should be at all time high given these challenging times.

      Posted by Steve on 11/11/2012 10:28 AM

    • Not only APTA gets our annual dues, but they also sell our info (phone ##, etc.)to various recruiters who then solisit us with their job offers. I am tired from all these phone calls, letters or emails from different agents or companies. I am not looking for a job!! When I asked where they got my info from, the answer was that either APTA or PT Board sold them the info. Where is our privacy then? Also, I have exactly the same experience as Steve does whenever trying to reach to APTA with questions or concerns. Let's see if they even respond to our request to drop the pay for that webinar.

      Posted by Bella Kavalerchik on 11/12/2012 12:00 AM

    • APTA does not sell or share mailing lists or contact info with outside vendors under any circumstances. Information posted in Find a PT profiles is public, however, and APTA cannot prevent the misuse of that information or profile info in the member directory (although that is limited to members). Update your profile to control which information is visible to others.

      Posted by News Now Staff on 11/12/2012 9:32 AM

    • In response to the course fee comments: The PQRS course is for those interested in a learning opportunity with CEU credit. APTA has rich information about PQRS and how to meet the new requirements at http://www.apta.org/PQRS/. Members-only information includes podcasts, FAQs, case examples, a self audit tool, and a discussion forum where you can ask questions. Please explore those resources. If you have additional questions, contact quality@apta.org.

      Posted by News Now Staff on 11/13/2012 5:43 PM

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