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  • Proposed OPPS Rules Subject of New APTA Summary

    A new APTA summary focuses on proposed rules for the 2015 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS).

    The PDF document includes information on payment impacts, ambulatory payment classifications (APCs), packaging policies for ancillary services, and other issues. The summary is part of an extensive set of APTA resources on Medicare coding and billing.

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    • Attempted to access OPPS document, since I am not a member I am unable to access it. I would love to rejoin when the APTA will correlate it's dues with current reimbursement trends. Since reimbursement has dropped nearly 50% in the past few years I would hope the APTA dues would follow suit, a true reflection of your performance.Then you can truly be in touch with the profession

      Posted by John Twomey on 7/21/2014 8:05 PM

    • If we're going to talk about "true reflections," maybe we should consider that only 30% of PTs support the association they expect to support them (ALL of them, even the ones who don't pay dues). Yes, our reimbursement has dropped. Yes, dues are expensive for PTs struggling to make ends meet. But to suggest that reimbursement would be better off without APTA representing our interests is silly. Implying that APTA should have maximum performance with only minimum support doesn't add up either. I hear so many PTs complaining that we're treated these days as if we're supposed to give away our care for free. Then those same PTs turn around and expect APTA to do more with less.

      Posted by Member Since '84 on 7/22/2014 1:08 PM

    • I would agree that my association (I say my association because I am APTA as a paying dues member, APTA is not some separate entity) probably could reduce dues if we had a larger percent of licensed PT's actually be a member. Reimbursement is dropping every where, I hope one would not see that as an APTA problem alone. We have a health care problem there is no doubt and we need people actively engaged in the issues to help try and solve it. John I would encourage you to take that active roll with others in your profession, join in.

      Posted by Kory Zimney -> =HS[CH on 7/25/2014 4:50 PM

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