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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.

Our position

APTA supports Medicaid policies that puts patient needs at the forefront.



Additional Medicaid Advocacy Content

Position Paper: Primary Health Services Enhancement Act

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.

APTA 2021 Statehouse Roundup: New Prepayment Review Law, Imaging Wins, More

Jul 26, 2021 / Roundup

From better insurer responsiveness to direct access improvements, to breakthroughs on PT use of imaging, lots of state-level achievements.

APTA Adds Its Voice to Multi-Organization Advocacy Efforts

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.