Know the rules. Follow them.
The term "compliance" encompasses a range of issues, from fraud and abuse to following requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and other entities.
Understanding compliance can seem overwhelming, but it's not: APTA and other organizations continually provide guidance that can help you practice safely.
Jan 7, 2020 / Article
There are compliance elements related to multiple laws and payment systems. Here are some of the areas that could have a particular impact on your practice.
Feb 1, 2019 / Column
Here's a refresher course.
Mar 1, 2020 / Article
What are the federal expectations for providers when it comes to non-discrimination, disability access, and the rights of patients with limited English proficiency?
Mar 1, 2020 / Article
Suspect that something may be wrong? Follow your available internal channels first. If that doesn't resolve the issue, consider these additional steps.
Oct 13, 2020
PTs and PTAs need to have a solid understanding of health IT privacy laws and regulations, as well as policies designed to improve patient access to their own records. This includes HIPAA as well as requirements related to information blocking and
Additional Compliance Content
Mar 29, 2023 / Article
Don't let the May 11 end of the PHE take you by surprise: Here's a rundown of where things will stand — and how you might be affected.
Oct 26, 2022 / News
The crossover into a new year could have implications on allowances for virtual supervision of PTAs and telehealth.
Apr 8, 2022 / News
HRSA may allow past-due spending reports based on extenuating circumstances, but applications need to be in by April 22.
Mar 15, 2022 / News
Some providers who received phase 1 CARES Act funds are being told to return the money. Phase 2 recipients can still set things right.
Mar 2, 2022 / News
HHS makes it clear that the new rules should be taken seriously. An APTA practice advisory can get you up to speed.
Dec 21, 2021 / News
If you provide cash-based services or care for uninsured patients, you need to know about the changes coming Jan. 1, 2022.
Nov 5, 2021 / News
CMS issued a sweeping rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for an estimated 17 million workers. Here are six basics of the new requirements
May 11, 2021 / Perspective
I believe you can make a reasonable profit and maintain compliance. Here are five quick insights to get you thinking about how to tip the scales in your favor.
Mar 18, 2021 / Resource
APTA has issued a practice advisory for practice owners and organization administrators, staff PTs and PTAs, and health IT developers to understand and prepare for the opportunities and implications of this new rule.
Jan 1, 2021 / Article
To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability.