APTQI Urges Congress to Ensure Continued Patient Access to Specialty Care, Investment in MPFS

In a letter to Congressional leadership, APTQI and 62 stakeholder groups call on lawmakers to invest an additional $3 billion in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in order to ensure the stability of the healthcare system and prevent disruptions to patient care. - April 28, 2021

APTQI Charitable Giving Program Supports Organizations Encouraging Diversity Across the Physical Therapy Profession

APTQI donations will be used to support scholarship and outreach initiatives. - January 04, 2021

APTQI Commends Congress for Easing Medicare Cuts to Specialty Care in End-of-Year Package

Legislation delays add-on code by three years, extends sequester relief - December 22, 2020

APTQI Commends U.S. Senators for Introducing Legislation to Protect Specialty Providers from Harmful Payment Cuts

S. 5007 would hold providers harmless from cuts to Medicare services through 2022. - December 11, 2020

APTQI: 9% Cut to Physical and Occupational Therapy in Final PFS Rule for CY 2021 Threatens Patient Access to Care

Healthcare stakeholders call on Congress to promptly pass the Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 to block cuts from taking effect on January 1. - December 02, 2020

APTQI Welcomes Team Rehabilitation and Raintree Systems as At-Large Members to Expand Advocacy Efforts

National physical therapy advocacy group expands as sector seeks elimination of 9% Medicare cut scheduled for 2021. - November 06, 2020

APTQI Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Provide Relief from Severe Medicare Cuts to Specialty Providers

The Holding Providers Harmless from Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act would ensure continued patient access to healthcare specialties that were slated for major cuts. - October 30, 2020

APTQI Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Letter to HHS/CMS Urging Medicare to Delay or Mitigate Looming Specialty Provider Cuts

The letter, signed by more than 160 Representatives, urges HHS and CMS to find “fair and equitable payment solutions.” - September 29, 2020

APTQI and WebPT Join Forces to Shape a Positive Future for Physical Therapy

As the first At-Large Member, WebPT will work with APTQI to positively impact healthcare legislation - starting with the 9% cut to Medicare payments. - September 03, 2020

93 Bipartisan Lawmakers Send Letter to House Leadership on Need to Waive Budget Neutrality Rules to Protect Patient Access to Specialty Care

Letter highlights how Medicare cuts to specialty providers are ill-conceived, sizeable and threaten provider stability and patient access amid the COVID-19 public health emergency. - August 11, 2020

APTQI Disappointed by 9% Cut to Physical and Occupational Therapy Included in Proposed PFS Rule for CY 2021

CMS proposal increases specialty provider cuts despite opposition from bipartisan lawmakers and broad group of healthcare stakeholders. - August 04, 2020

APTQI Commends Representative Brendan Boyle for Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Block Steep Cuts to Physical Therapy Services

The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA) for introducing the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act which, if passed, will extend a necessary lifeline to physical and occupational therapists who are... - June 15, 2020

APTQI Applauds Expansion of Telehealth-Based Physical Therapy Care to Vulnerable Medicare Beneficiaries

The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for extending reimbursement eligibility for physical therapy appointments delivered through telehealth. The... - April 30, 2020

APTQI Urges Congress, CMS to Allow Reimbursement for Physical Therapy Telehealth Services Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to protect vulnerable patient populations from the transmission of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today called on Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend Place of Service Billing... - March 13, 2020

APTQI Applauds Bipartisan Lawmakers for Asking CMS to Clarify Justifications for Provider Reimbursement Cuts

Bipartisan letter comes after CMS issued its 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, which calls for deep cuts to therapy services in 2021. - February 06, 2020

APTQI Urges CMS to Revise the Proposed Physical Therapy Provisions in Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule for CY 2020

Proposed across-the-board 8% cut to PT services would create market instability and hinder patient access to therapy services to reduce opioid use and prevent senior falls. - September 27, 2019

APTQI Urges CMS to Protect Seniors from Debilitating Falls by Preserving Medicare Reimbursement for Physical Therapy

Recognizing Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2019, APTQI is advocating for greater patient access to fall prevention tools such as manual and exercise therapy. - September 23, 2019

APTQI Commends Representative Olson for Promoting Regulatory Reforms

Rep. Olson’s Letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma Urged the Agency to Remove Regulatory Barriers by Requiring Either a Physician Referral or a Signed Care Plan - But Not Both. - July 30, 2019

Physical Therapy Groups Release Roadmap to Create Benchmarks for High-Quality, Value-Based Care

New report designed to help improve patients’ quality of care and establish baseline metrics for determining the value of physical therapy. - July 17, 2019

APTQI Commends Introduction of Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act (H.R. 2802) in House of Representatives

Bipartisan bill addresses the physical therapist professional shortage by enabling physical therapists to participate in the National Health Service Corps student loan repayment program. - May 18, 2019

APTQI Unveils Updated Website, New Branding

New APTQI website serves as a vital platform for physical therapy professionals, providers, and policymakers to learn about issues that impact the physical therapy community. - May 01, 2019

APTQI Applauds Introduction of S. 970 in the U.S. Senate to Address Physical Therapist Professional Shortage

Bipartisan bill would enable physical therapists to participate in the National Health Service Corps student loan repayment program. - April 03, 2019

Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation Applauds Ohio BWC for Incorporating Stakeholder Feedback in Workers’ Compensation Policy Change

BWC policy change reflects changes advocated for by APTQI and physical therapy stakeholders. - February 20, 2019

Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation Donates $25K to Rise Against Hunger to Support Meal Packaging Events

Charitable donation will help support efforts to serve 180,000 meals in 5 American cities. - December 07, 2018

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