The 2013 Slate of Candidates for APTA National Office now is
available on the APTA website. It also may be found in the House of Delegates community documents. The Candidate webpage, including
candidate statements will be posted on February 8, 2013. Elections for
national office will be held at the 2013 House of Delegates
on June 24, 2013. Please contact Angela Boyd in APTA's National
Governance and Leadership Department for additional information.
Physical therapists are encouraged to attend a conference call hosted by
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on December 12, 1:30 pm
ET, that will cover the new functional reporting requirements for outpatient
physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services,
effective January 1, 2013.
Participants will learn how to report patient functional limitation information
on claims using the 42 new nonpayable functional G-codes and 7 new
severity/complexity modifiers on claims for physical therapy, occupational
therapy, and speech language pathology services. These G-codes and modifiers
will be required on selected claims for all outpatient therapy services. In
addition, the G-codes and severity modifiers used in the functional reporting
are required to be documented in the patient's medical record of therapy
services. To ensure a smooth transition, CMS sets forth a testing period from
January 1, 2013, until July 1, 2013. After July 1, 2013, claims submitted
without the appropriate G-codes and modifiers would be returned unpaid.
The call will include an overview of the new functional reporting requirement, including
effective dates, and information on:
question and answer session also will be held.
speaker for this call is Pamela R. West,
PT, DPT, MPH.
presentation for the call will be posted at least 1 day in advance of the call
on the FFS National Provider Calls
webpage. In addition, the link to the slide presentation will be e-mailed to
all registrants on the day of the call.
Registration will close at 12:00 pm ET on the
day of the call, or when available space has been filled.
therapists practicing in Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory care settings
may wish to comment on proposed revisions to the Comprehensive
Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care. Comments are due December 10. Visit
the Commission's website for instructions on providing
APTA members have been selected to share their innovative practice models with
their colleagues during the upcoming Innovation Summit 2013: Collaborative Care Models. These members were nominated by
their chapters or sections because of their involvement in innovative care
delivery models. The nominations were reviewed and scored by a panel of APTA
innovators will receive funding to attend the Summit where they will interact
with policy makers, payers, physical therapists and other health professionals
as they explore the role of physical therapists in new models of health care
delivery and payment. They will share information about their work with both
onsite and virtual audiences.
Innovation Summit will be held on March 8, 2013. The Summit program will
include panel discussions on the role of physical therapists in accountable
care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, bundling initiatives, new
private payment models, and employer driven programs. Virtual attendees will
attend the programming and interact with panelists and other attendees through
an innovative online platform and social media. Registration now is open.
selected innovator are: Mark Amundson, PT, DSc, DPT, SCS, Private Practice Section; Michael Billings, PT, MS, CEEAA, Oregon
Chapter; Andrea Branas, PT, MPT, MSE,
CLT, Women’s Health Section and Oncology Section; Allison Daly, PT, DPT, Louisiana Chapter; Michael Eisenhart , PT, New Jersey Chapter; Jay
Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA, Orthopaedic Section; Rich Larsen, PT, OCS, Wisconsin Chapter; Mike Lebec, PT, PhD, Acute Care Section; Judy Lindsay, PT, Pediatric Section; Thomas Moriarity, PT, OCS, South Carolina Chapter; Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS, Pennsylvania
Chapter; Peter Rigby, PT, Washington
Chapter; Jennifer Sidelinker, PT, GCS,
Geriatric Section; Mary Stilphen, PT,
DPT, Health Policy and
Administration Section; Kristine Terrio,
PT, MSHS, New Hampshire Chapter; Darin
Trees, PT, DPT, CWS, Texas Chapter; Phil
Tygiel, PT, MTC, Arizona Chapter; Chris
Wilson, SPT, Ohio Chapter.
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