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Cuts to Physical Therapy Services Provided by PTAs - Your Input Is Needed

Please take a few minutes to share how the PTA Differential will impact your practice and patients. Learn more about the PTA Differential and how you can take action.

Howe Wang, SPT


PTAs provide skilled treatment alongside our PT partners. If our facility can't absorb the reduced payment and decides to let me go, patients will not get the 20 years of knowledge, skill, and care insights that only I can provide.
Brenda Dorman, PTA, BS


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Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, payment for outpatient therapy services furnished by PTAs will be reimbursed at 85% of the Medicare Fee Schedule. This cut, harmful by itself, is happening in addition to other proposed cuts to the Medicare fee schedule.

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Position Paper: PTA Differential

Aug 13, 2021 / Position Paper

Beginning in January 2022, payment for Medicare Part B services provided by PTAs will be reduced by 15% due to a provision in the Balanced Budget Act of 2018.

Advocacy Update: Fight the Cut

Sep 3, 2021 / Podcast

This podcast provides an advocacy update focusing on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rules. Where we are—and what needs to happen next.

FightTheCut Rally Fee Schedule, and August Recess - Advocacy Update

Aug 26, 2021 / Podcast

Get updates on the proposed Medicare physician fee schedule, what we’re doing to #FightTheCut, and how you can help.

The PTA Differential: History, What We're Doing, and Your Role in the Fight

Aug 20, 2021 / Open Access

What you need to know about the system's origins, the law that created it, and the ways APTA has been advocating for the profession.

Position Paper: Medicare Fee Schedule

Aug 18, 2021 / Position Paper

The proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule includes deep cuts to critical services provided by dozens of health care providers, including PTs and PTAs.

Three Ways To Stay on Top of Payment Cut, PTA Differential Advocacy

Aug 4, 2021 / Roundup

With the proposed rule open for comments and legislators back home, some of our best opportunities are right now.

APTA, AOTA, Other Groups Ask Congress for Intervention on PTA Differential

Aug 4, 2021 / News

A recent letter to House and Senate leaders says it's the wrong system at the wrong time.

The PTA Differential Just Doesn't Add Up — Especially for Patients

Jul 30, 2021 / Perspective

he fact is, the work of our PTAs is crucial to many practices' ability to weather the mounting challenges we face.

Study: Use of PTAs, More Therapy Intensity, Associated With Better SNF Outcomes

Jul 28, 2021 / Review

An analysis of SNFs across the country echoes some themes from recent research sponsored by APTA and AOTA.

A School Teacher

Jun 5, 2020 / Perspective

I made a list of all the things I wanted out of a career. It summed up to be making a difference in people's lives.