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
Dec 20, 2022 / News
The omnibus package provides insufficient relief, but it does include several wins for the profession in other areas.
Dec 14, 2022 / News
The APTA-supported rule increases transparency and lowers admin burden across a range of programs including Medicaid and Medicare Advantage.
Nov 17, 2022 /
From prior authorization to telehealth and more, 2022 was a busy year for legislation affecting PTs, PTAs, and patients. APTA staff experts discuss major wins, the evolving Medicaid picture, and what to expect at the state level in 2023.
Sep 20, 2022 / Roundup
Here's the status of APTA-supported legislation on the fee schedule, telehealth, prior authorization, the PTA differential, and more.
Aug 26, 2022 / Roundup
State advocates for the profession racked up some important wins this year. Here are highlights.
Aug 1, 2022 / Roundup
District offices, town halls, maybe a visit to your clinic? Here are some topics worth mentioning.
Jul 8, 2022 / News
A bipartisan bill in the House would direct HHS to ramp up education on pelvic health and physical therapy for postpartum individuals.
Oct 28, 2021 / 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.