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  • HHS Pushes Exchange Declaration Letter Deadline to December 14

    For the second time in a week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has delayed the deadline requiring states to submit information for state-based exchanges. The most recent delay allows states to submit their letter of intent on December 14. In a letter sent yesterday to governors HHS says, "While submitting a letter of intent now will help us assist states in finalizing their application, a state may submit both a letter of intent and an application to operate its own Exchange by December 14." On December 9 HHS extended the blueprint application deadline from November 16 to December 14.   

    At the time the letter was released yesterday, 8 states—Arizona, Idaho, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin—were undecided as to whether they would create their own exchange or leave the task up to the federal government, according to The Hill.

    Registration Now Open for Innovation Summit

    APTA members are invited to participate in the association's groundbreaking event, Innovation Summit: Collaborative Care Models. Join our live-streamed presentation on March 8 to watch your colleagues, physicians, large health systems, and policy makers as they explore the role of physical therapy in current and emerging integrated models of care.

    The Innovation Summit offers a rare opportunity for leaders in health care who are participating in and at the decision-making helm of these models to gather for a series of discussions about models of care such as ACOs, medical homes, and bundled payment, and the role of physical therapy, with the goal of developing strategies for bolstering the involvement of physical therapists in these models.

    Register today to be a virtual attendee for this very special event. Your participation makes you eligible for 1.0 CEU. Learn more about how the Innovation Summit can benefit you.

    Latest Edition of PT in Motion Extra is Released

    The November issue of PT in Motion Extra, APTA's mobile-friendly, interactive complement to PT in Motion has just been published. Check it out! 

    This issue includes:

    Read this month's edition of Extra and tell APTA what you think by filling out this 5-question reader survey. You'll be entered into a drawing to win APTA's newest publication—Adult Fitness Examination: A Physical Therapy Approach, by Dan Millrood, PT, EdM—plus a packet of accompanying fill-in worksheets and client handouts (an $80 value).