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  • APTA Moves Forward With Development of an Alternative Payment System

    A new message from APTA President Paul A. Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS, and Steve Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA, chair of the Alternative Payment System Task Force, provides an update on the alternative payment system (APS), now known as the physical therapy classification and payment system (PTCPS), for outpatient physical therapy services. In their message, Rockar and Levine outline the progression of the proposed payment model and the need for a comprehensive plan "to maximize the opportunity for successful transition to a physical therapy classification and payment system."      

    In addition to the message, APTA members can access an executive summary and a full report of the survey results that were used to refine the first APS developmental draft, which was sent in spring 2012 to association members for comment. The second developmental draft of the APS/PTCPS will be available to members shortly.     

    APTA expects to transition to a new outpatient therapy payment system by January 1, 2015.

    APTA's Virtual Career Fair: A Great Way to Jump Start Your Job Search

    Jump start your spring job search by attending APTA's first-ever Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, April 9, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ET. This live, online event is a great way for you to engage directly with employers about their current and future physical therapy opportunities. 

    Participate in the Virtual Career Fair for as long as you wish, chatting 1-on-1 with recruiters to discuss your background and experience, and their current and future career opportunities.

    Looking for employment in northern Virginia? Representatives from Inova Health System will be ready to answer your questions. If you want to go further south, talk to recruiters from Drayer Physical Therapy Institute about openings in Georgia and Alabama. Check out last week's News Now  article highlighting national employers and those with sites in the Northwest.

    Space is limited, so register today

    APTA Is Seeking Member Feedback on Communications Efforts

    APTA has commissioned a survey to a random sampling of members, asking for feedback on the association's member communications. The simple, 10-minute survey, sent from Stratton Publishing, will help APTA as it continues to develop and refine communication vehicles of the greatest value to you.

    If you received the survey or the follow-up reminder, please take a few moments to respond, and you will be included in a drawing for an iPad Mini!

    Contact Lois Douthitt with any questions about the survey.