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  • New PQRS Discussion Forum Launched

    APTA recently launched a new Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) discussion forum for members in APTA Communities. Members can find answers to frequently asked questions, post new questions, and share their experiences including best practices for reporting successes in this program.

    The new discussion board is part of APTA's efforts to increase member resources for this program in anticipation of the upcoming payment adjustments in 2015. The decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to use data from the calendar year 2013 reporting period to inform the 2015 payment adjustment for PQRS has prompted many physical therapists who have previously not participated in the program to begin reporting this year. 

    To access the community, go to APTA Communities and click PQRS in the lefthand menu or use the direct link available on the PQRS page.

    APTA Seeks Volunteers for Vision Task Force

    At its June 2011 meeting, the House of Delegates adopted a motion charging the association to review and revise its current APTA Vision Sentence for Physical Therapy 2020 and APTA Vision Statement for Physical Therapy 2020 (HOD P06-00-24-35) to reflect the vision of the profession of physical therapy and its commitment to society beyond 2020. To fulfill this charge and facilitate the Board of Directors ability to create and implement a strategic plan to achieve the House-adopted vision, a Board-appointed Vision Task Force is being created. APTA members interesting in serving on this task force should complete and submit the volunteer application and CV by 11:59 PM ET February 15. Applications should be submitted via e-mail or by fax to 703/706-8519.

    E-mail APTA's Governance Department with questions regarding this task force or call 800/999-2782, ext 3256, for assistance.

    Board of Directors Meeting Agenda Posted

    APTA's Board of Directors will meet February 7 prior to the start of the Combined Sections Meeting. The meeting will take place in the Hilton Chicago, Continental A meeting room. The agenda is available online. To ensure that you are notified of any changes that might occur to the schedule, including a closed session that could affect the start of the meeting, RSVP to Kathy Cunningham by 12 pm ET February 3.