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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.
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
Jul 8, 2021
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.
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.
May 1, 2019 / Feature
May 1, 2020
PTs, PTAs, and students should understand requirements for supervision and teamwork.
Mar 21, 2019 / Interview
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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.
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.
Aug 26, 2021 / Podcast
Get updates on the proposed Medicare physician fee schedule, what we’re doing to #FightTheCut, and how you can help.
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.
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.
Aug 4, 2021 / Roundup
With the proposed rule open for comments and legislators back home, some of our best opportunities are right now.
Aug 4, 2021 / News
A recent letter to House and Senate leaders says it's the wrong system at the wrong time.
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.
Jul 28, 2021 / Review
An analysis of SNFs across the country echoes some themes from recent research sponsored by APTA and AOTA.
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.