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  • APTA Launches Action App In Time for Final Push to Stop the Therapy Cap

    Members, patients, and supporters of physical therapy can now stay up-to-date on the latest legislative and regulatory news by downloading the free APTA Action app. The smartphone app was designed to help providers and patients stay engaged in APTA’s advocacy efforts and will be a valuable tool in grassroots efforts to end the therapy cap and fix the sustainable growth rate (SGR).

     The APTA Action app allows individuals to:

    • Take action on federal issues impacting the physical therapy profession
    • Look up members of Congress and see if they have cosponsored APTA’s bills
    • Donate to PT-PAC
    • Join PTeam to receive e-mail updates on federal legislative and regulatory news, and action alerts when it is time to contact their members of Congress
    • Review talking points for issues impacting the physical therapy profession
    • Send APTA feedback after a meeting with a legislator, attending a town hall or a fundraiser, or hosting a practice visit
    • Share their advocacy activities with friends and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
    • View the congressional schedule and upcoming APTA events
    • View APTA’s Twitter feed and the latest videos from the Public Policy, Practice and Professional Affairs Department

    The app debuts at a crucial time in the efforts to end the therapy cap and fix the SGR. APTA will launch the next grassroots push to stop the therapy cap on December 2, 30 days from the expiration of the exceptions process. Supporters who download the app and join PTeam by December 1 will be able to easily contact legislators on December 2 using the app's "Take Action" button.

    The free app can be downloaded by searching “APTA Action” in the iTunes or Google Play stores. For more information about the APTA Action app and how to get involved in the Stop the Therapy Cap campaign, visit APTA’s grassroots webpage or e-mail advocacy@apta.org.

    APTA wants to see where you use your APTA Action app. Take a photo using the app in fun, creative places and post it on Twitter using the hashtag #PTAdvocacy. Let’s get a photo from every state to show members across the country getting involved.

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