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  • APTA Urges MedPAC to Include Stakeholders in Development of Congressional Report

    Following last week's discussion on the congressionally mandated report on outpatient therapy services at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) meeting, APTA submitted comments to the commission urging it to include APTA in the report's development to "ensure that a comprehensive and accurate assessment… is conducted that results in recommendations that ensure access to high quality therapy services for Medicare beneficiaries."

    APTA's comments also provide MedPAC with a broad description of the use of outpatient physical therapy services, noting that changes in policies often result in payment shifts from Medicare Part A to Medicare Part B and in patient shifts from one setting to another. In addition, the association comments on major systems reform, tighter coding, and improving the management of the outpatient physical therapy benefit. 

    2012 Leadership Forum: Advocate, Govern, Lead

    The first APTA Leadership Forum, which combines the APTA Board of Directors Meeting, the Leadership Symposium for New Component Presidents and Executives, and the Federal Advocacy Forum into 1 conference, offers a special opportunity to convene with APTA leadership in Washington, DC, April 20-24. This unique gathering of APTA members and leaders promises to be a closely connected 4 days of in-depth skills-building, issue updates, and grassroots advocacy. Spaces are limited and some events are by invitation only. For a complete list of activities see the Leadership Forum schedule. The Federal Advocacy Forum requires a separate registration.