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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

APTA State Medicaid Guide Updated

Apr 10, 2024 / News

An expansive member benefit that helps PTs and PTAs understand and participate in Medicaid (and advocate for change) now includes 2024 data.

APTA Flash Action Targets Postpartum Care

Oct 3, 2023 / News

This year's PT and PTA student-led effort focused on postpartum care in Medicaid and CHIP — and helped students embrace advocacy.

New Member Benefit Provides Medicaid Payment Information

Jun 16, 2023 / News

APTA's State Medicaid Payment Rate Guide is an expansive resource that can help members understand and participate in the program.

APTA Advocacy: Getting Results

Jun 14, 2023 / Roundup

The year isn't even half over, and the association has already scored some major victories for the profession (and teed up a few more).

APTA-Supported Bill Promoting Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Medicaid Returns

Apr 21, 2023 / News

The bipartisan legislation would support education on pelvic health and physical therapy for postpartum individuals.

Final Spending Bill Falls Short in Offsetting Fee Schedule Cuts

Dec 20, 2022 / News

The omnibus package provides insufficient relief, but it does include several wins for the profession in other areas.

Potential Big Prior Authorization Win: CMS Proposes Significant Changes

Dec 14, 2022 / News

The APTA-supported rule increases transparency and lowers admin burden across a range of programs including Medicaid and Medicare Advantage.

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

Nov 17, 2022 / Podcast

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.