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APTA comments are made on behalf of our membership and profession on federal regulations and draft guidance based on the Public Policy Priorities of the American Physical Therapy Association.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.
Your Voice Is Needed on the 9% Cut!
Please join us in fighting these proposed cuts. Your input matters!
Use APTA's Patient Action Center to send a letter to Medicare. Your input matters.
Deadline for Comments: October 5, 2020
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Issues in which APTA is currently reviewing and submitting are posted here with templated letters and guidance to make taking action easy.
General Template Letter
If a specific template letter above does not apply, use our standard template letter to submit comments to CMS.
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 email@example.com and provide your name, contact information, and a brief biographical sketch.