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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

Health Information Technology and Patient Privacy

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

Health Emergency Extended into January 2023, Raising Questions

Oct 26, 2022 / News

The crossover into a new year could have implications on allowances for virtual supervision of PTAs and telehealth.

Some Providers Who Missed COVID Relief Funds Deadline Could Get a Second Chance

Apr 8, 2022 / News

HRSA may allow past-due spending reports based on extenuating circumstances, but applications need to be in by April 22.

Feds Recoup Relief Money From Providers Who Didn't Follow Reporting Rules

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.

Info Blocking Report: Patients Drive Complaints; Providers the Frequent Target

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.

APTA Advisory Provides Guidance on New Estimate Requirement

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.

The Vaccine Rule: 6 Things to Know Right Now

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

5 Tips on Balancing Compliance With Profit

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.

APTA Practice Advisory: Information Blocking

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.

Americans with Disabilities Act

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.

Proposed HIPAA Changes Increase Patient Access, Enhance Coordinated Care

Dec 15, 2020 / Review

HHS wants to make it easier for patients to access and share health records — and ease providers' administrative burden along the way.