Friday, February 21, 2014 APTA 2014 Strategic Plan Now Posted The 2014 APTA Strategic Plan has been posted on the association website and features updated objectives for each of 4 goals that have been carried over from 2013: effectiveness of care, patient- and client-centered care across the lifespan, professional growth and development, and value and accountability. Approved by the APTA Board of Directors during its December 2013 meeting, the 2014 plan is a bridge to the new vision that APTA adopted at the June House of Delegates—"Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience." As in 2013, the 2014 plan places highest priority on objectives related to the development of the physical therapy outcomes registry (PTOR) and advancement of a more appropriate payment system, proposed as the physical therapy classification and payment system (PTCPS). Other important priorities contained in the 2014 Strategic Plan include efforts to reduce unwarranted variation in care, to encourage the development and use of clinical practice guidelines by PTs, and to continue work to expand direct access and investigate the effects of physician self-referral arrangements. To see the full discussion on the 2014 Strategic Plan at the December Board of Directors meeting, watch the archived livestream of all open sessions.