PTs and PTAs are critical members of the health care teams in hospital settings.
From acute care to rehabilitation, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are part of the collaborative care team in various hospital settings.
Physical therapists are increasingly part of emergency departments.
The APTA Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy is dedicated to those who share a common interest in acute care.
Jan 1, 2019 / Article
May 30, 2020
Hospitals are recognizing the benefits of physical therapy services in the emergency department.
Jun 30, 2019 / Interview
Jan 11, 2019 / Review
Jan 4, 2019 / Review
Additional Hospital Settings and Physical Therapy Content
Aug 16, 2023 / Review
Each facility type will see a 4% payment increase, with CMS holding off on implementing several potentially problematic provisions.
Jun 21, 2023 / Review
Authors analyzed accelerometer data to objectively measure patient movement for 48 hours after elective surgery.
May 15, 2023 / News
APTA and other organizations continue to push for clarification in a range of other facility settings.
May 9, 2023 / News
With the end of the health emergency looming, APTA, AOTA, and ASHA are urging CMS to eliminate a gap in its extension of telehealth waivers.
Apr 25, 2023 / Review
Authors of a study published in PTJ also found significant variation in therapy time among acute care facilities.
Nov 18, 2022 / Review
This rule doesn't directly affect physical therapy payment, but it covers other services that could impact PT practice.
Jul 20, 2022 / Review
CMS has laid out some of the particulars of a new facility category aimed at helping rural hospitals survive.
Apr 5, 2022 / Review
Similar to the 2022 rule, CMS keeps changes minimal in response to pandemic-related disruptions.
Apr 1, 2022 / Article
Preparing a pediatric patient who will need ongoing physical therapy into adulthood may require years of planning.
Nov 9, 2021 / Review
CMS establishes penalties for noncompliance in the rule, which also includes a 2.0% pay increase.