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PTAs are crucial members of the physical therapy profession, with a proud history and a promising future.

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The Medicare Payment Differential on Services Provided by PTAs

Jul 8, 2021

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

PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways

May 29, 2020

The premier program for PTAs to increase their knowledge and skill in a specific practice area and to recognize the PTA for their advanced proficiency in one or more areas of practice.

Celebrating A Milestone: 50 Years of PTAs

May 1, 2019 / Feature

Supervision and Teamwork

May 1, 2020

PTs, PTAs, and students should understand requirements for supervision and teamwork.

Building a Strong PT-PTA Relationship

Mar 21, 2019 / Interview

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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 was reduced by 15% due to a provision in the Balanced Budget Act of 2018.

Position Paper: Medicare Fee Schedule

Aug 18, 2021 / Position Paper

The 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule released by CMS includes deep cuts to needed services provided by dozens of health care providers, including physical therapists.

Advocacy Update

Nov 23, 2021 / Podcast

As Congress attends to business in the last days before recess for the year, there are several important issues on the table, including a bill to address the fee schedule cuts, and legislation aimed at the PTA differential.

PTAs: Start Your Journey to Advanced Proficiency

Nov 2, 2021 / News

Now open for enrollment: a special APTA program that enriches PTA knowledge in a specific area of care — and recognizes achievement.

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.

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.