Medicaid should put patients first.
Federal and state spending on Medicaid beneficiaries has become a target for legislators intent on controlling health care costs. As an optional benefit in states, physical therapy services are often in line to be cut or eliminated.
Why It Matters
Medicaid enrollees are often among the most vulnerable populations. They deserve access to PT services that can help them survive — and thrive.
APTA supports Medicaid policies that puts patient needs at the forefront.
Additional Medicaid Advocacy Content
Mar 1, 2020 / Position Paper
This legislation would expand patient access to essential physical therapy services to children and adults who receive care at rural health clinics and community health centers.
Jul 26, 2021 / Roundup
From better insurer responsiveness to direct access improvements, to breakthroughs on PT use of imaging, lots of state-level achievements.
May 11, 2021 / Roundup
We're seizing opportunities to amplify our public policy messages — here's a sampling of some of the issue letters we've signed on to.