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Use templated letters to take action on payment and regulatory issues impacting your practice.

APTA comments are made on behalf of our membership and profession on federal regulations and draft guidance based on the Public Policy Priorities of the American Physical Therapy Association.

We encourage members and nonmembers to provide feedback: Your perspectives are critical to policy development. APTA has developed tools to help you easily draft a personalized comment letter using APTA’s comment letter guide. Alternatively, you can use one of our prewritten template letters to submit comments.

Immediate Opportunities

CMS RFI: The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a unique opportunity for providers to share their thoughts in areas including care access, provider experiences, advancing health equity, and the impact of COVID-19 waivers including telehealth and remote supervision of PTAs. CMS is interested in hearing from YOU! You can respond to any or all topics by way of an easy-to-use fillable form that provides guided questions.

Submit comments here. Deadline: November 4, 2022.

General Template Letter

If a specific template letter above does not apply, use our standard template letter to submit comments.

Simply insert your individual information where indicated.

Your comments represent only you and your situation; they should not imply representation of the association.

Other Ways to Engage

Federal agencies frequently seek input from stakeholders and national experts on proposed payment and coverage policies, research agendas, quality measures, and more. The selection process for federal committees, task forces, panels, and commissions is competitive.

Participation in these groups demonstrates both expertise in your field and a commitment to your profession, which will be reflected on your CV for years to come. Serving on such a committee allows you to make invaluable contributions to your area of expertise and raise recognition of the physical therapy profession. While serving requires a small time commitment, the time is well spent and is a great way to develop networks and make contacts with fellow experts from across the nation.

If you are interested in serving on a federal committee, task force, or advisory panel, please contact the advocacy team at advocacy@apta.org and provide your name, contact information, and a brief biographical sketch.