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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.


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Understanding Compliance

Jan 7, 2020 / Article

Are You Hip to HIPAA?

Feb 1, 2019 / Column

Patient Protections

Mar 1, 2020 / Article

Reporting Fraud and Abuse

Mar 1, 2020 / Article

Additional Compliance Content

Americans with Disabilities Act

Feb 3, 2020 / Article

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability.

Your Questions Answered

Dec 1, 2019 / Column

Use the information and resources here to get the details you need on regulatory compliance and related legal issues.

JAMA: Easing Administrative Complexity, Eliminating Low-Value Care Among Wa...

Oct 22, 2019 / Review

A review found that the estimated annual cost of health care waste ranges from a total of $760 billion to $935 billion.

New Rule Allows CMS to Deny Enrollment to Providers 'Affiliated' With Sanct...

Sep 9, 2019 / Review

CMS issued a rule that allows it to revoke enrollments of providers or suppliers who have an "affiliation" with previously sanctioned entities.

Ownership Change And Medicare

Jul 1, 2019 / Column

Here are the basics on what to report and under what circumstances.

Failure to Report

Jun 1, 2019 / Column

Sometimes you need to walk away. But that's not all.

Too Much Focus on Productivity Increases Risk of Unethical Behavior, Say Re...

Mar 22, 2019 / Review

Employers that overemphasize productivity goals over evidence-based practice may inadvertently set the stage for unethical behaviors by PTs and PTAs.

Creating a Written Portrait

Oct 1, 2018 / Column

"Documenting value-based care" simply means painting a clear picture of the good things you're doing as a PT.

Navigating Cash Payment

Aug 1, 2018 / Column

Here's a primer on what PTs need to know.

Understanding Targeted Probe and Educate

Jul 1, 2018 / Column

This CMS program is designed to help providers and suppliers reduce claim denials and appeals. Here's what to know if you're contacted.


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Course AC18 I Know Who You Are, I Saw What You Did: What Your Practice and Employees Are Posting Is In Violation

December 21, 2018


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Course A Day In the Life of a Compliance Officer

December 11, 2018


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Course Conf17 Heard it Through the Grapevine? Fake News and Compliance Consequences

December 22, 2017


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Course Conf17 HIPAA Security for Physical Therapists: How to Decipher and Implement the Standards

December 22, 2017


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$120 for APTA Members

APTA Membership saves you $35!