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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

Statehouse Roundup: Legislative Wins in 2022; What to Expect in 2023

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.

APTA Advocacy Roundup: What's Been Passed by Congress, What's Still on the Table

Sep 20, 2022 / Roundup

Here's the status of APTA-supported legislation on the fee schedule, telehealth, prior authorization, the PTA differential, and more.

APTA 2022 State Legislation Roundup: Prior Authorization, Telehealth, and More

Aug 26, 2022 / Roundup

State advocates for the profession racked up some important wins this year. Here are highlights.

7 Conversations to Have With Your Legislators While They're Back Home in August

Aug 1, 2022 / Roundup

District offices, town halls, maybe a visit to your clinic? Here are some topics worth mentioning.

APTA Helps Shape Bill Supporting Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Medicaid

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.

Position Paper: Primary Health Services Enhancement Act

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.

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.