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  • Reformed Payment System: Your Feedback Is Needed

    APTA's goal is to reform payment for outpatient physical therapy services to improve quality of care, recognize and promote the clinical judgment of the physical therapist, and provide policymakers and payers with an accurate payment system that ensures the integrity of medically necessary services.

    To this end, the association is proposing a transition from the current fee-for-service, procedural-based payment system to a per-session payment system. APTA needs your feedback on the developmental draft of the Alternative Payment System to refine the system and enhance the model. You can learn more about the Alternative Payment System at www.apta.org/APS. After reading about the system, provide your feedback using this survey by June 15. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. 

    E-mail advocacy@apta.org with any questions. 

    CDC Releases Health Statistics for 2011

    Need information for a brochure, slide show, or lecture? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) annual report on trends in health statistics now is available. Health, United States 2011 contains a chartbook that assesses the nation's health by presenting trends and current information on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care utilization, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures. This year's chartbook includes a special feature on socioeconomic status and health. The report also contains 151 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas—health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures. A companion product to the report, Health, United States: In Brief, features information extracted from the full report.