Welcome to Health Care POV | sign in | join
in Search

BROWSE BY TAGS

All Tags » Ethics & Le... » APTA and State ... » equal access   (RSS)
Showing page 1 of 2 (13 total posts)
  • State Advocacy Days

    I recently attended my state's Advocacy Days in Florida's capital city, Tallahassee. This event is organized by our state's professional association, the FPTA and was focused on current efforts to update our state practice act to give full, unrestricted direct access among some other changes. The Advocacy Days event was two days in length. The ...
    Posted to Striving to Be a DPT (Weblog) on March 18, 2015
  • State Advocacy from a Student Perspective

    I have written posts on advocacy in the past that have centered primarily on the concept of advocacy and what it can bring in the way of personal and professional growth. This weekend, however, I had the chance to attend the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Student Conclave, and it has me fired up about the practical implications of ...
    Posted to Striving to Be a DPT (Weblog) on January 28, 2015
  • APTA Applauds Groundbreaking AARP Action

    The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va., issued a press release on Tuesday supporting a groundbreaking action taken last week by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The APTA statement reads, in part: ''On Dec. 11, 2014, the AARP, in a letter of support addressed to Rep. Jackie Speier (D), became ...
  • CSM 2013: PT Autonomy: What the Future Holds Under Health Care Reform

      SAN DIEGO--There's a popular saying that goes in this vein: There really is no such thing as luck; it is what you do with the situations you are confronted with that determines your own fate. PTs who are in private practice or who are contemplating such a venture would be wise to adopt this strategy for the foreseeable future, according ...
  • CSM 2013: APTA Steps Up Advocacy on Federal Affairs

    SAN DIEGO--In a two-part session to accommodate a wide range of topics on Medicare and federal health care law changes, APTA presented ''Emerging Issues in Medicare and Federal Affairs: What Every PT Needs to Know'' to a packed audience on Wednesday at CSM. The first point the speakers felt attendees needed to know was that its government affairs ...
  • PT Legislative Battle Rages in California

    Physical therapists who haven't been paying attention to the legislative battle raging in California might want to start. As the APTA detailed in its Aug. 30 press release, ''In California, a Rough Ride for Senate Bill 924,'' the latest salvo was just fired: ''California physical therapists have been infuriated by the legislative wrangling that ...
  • PT 2012: Politics of PT

      Tampa-June 7, 2012--The City of Tampa is becoming one of the most vital cities to decide what happens in nationwide politics in the upcoming election. Not only will the city be the site of the Republican National Convention in August, but here's a bit of political trivia: Tampa as a city has voted for the president in all but one of the ...
  • PT 2012 Preview: The Profession’s New Role

      If you ever get a chance to talk to actors, you'll find that one of their biggest fears is being ''typecast'': always up for parts playing the same character-the good guy, the bad guy, the ''sidekick,'' the token girlfriend, the criminal, the rough-at-the-edges cop, the snob...you name it. Have too much success at one type of role, the ...
  • Countering the Cap

    On Feb. 22, President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (HR 3630), noted a Feb. 24 press release from the APTA. Among other facets, this act extends the therapy cap exceptions process for the remainder of 2012. The law mandates consistent use of the KX modifier upon reaching the $1,880 therapy cap and puts in ...
  • CSM 2012: Issues in the Statehouse

      Defending the PT profession can take not much more than becoming more active in your own state, as drivers of the Public Policy Practice and Professional Affairs group (PPPPA) are calling PTs and PTAs to action. On Feb. 9 at the Combined Sections Meeting, Justin Elliott, director of state government affairs and Angela Chasteen, senior ...
1 2 Next >