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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

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Are You Hip to HIPAA?

Feb 1, 2019 / Column

Patient Protections

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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

Is Your Practice ADA Compliant? Part 3 of a 3-Part Series

Jul 24, 2023 / Article

Communicating with an individual with a communications disability

Is Your Practice ADA Compliant? Part 2 of a 3-Part Series

Jul 21, 2023 / Article

Common Misconceptions on ADA-Compliant Communication

Is Your Practice ADA Compliant? Part 1 of a 3-Part Series

Jul 18, 2023 / Article

The Basics of ADA’s Effective Communication Requirement

The End of the Public Health Emergency: What You Need to Know

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.

54th Mary McMillan Lecture

Mar 10, 2023 / Article

Consider how to leverage specialized knowledge and skills to propel the evolution of physical therapy practice toward greater precision.

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.