Director of Practice: Jennifer Sergeant Hungate, PT, DPT, WCS, MS
Payment Policy and Advocacy Chair: Katie Pring, PT, MPT
Government Affairs Chair: Gail Zitterkopf, PT, DPT,CLT, CKTP
Clinical Practice Guidelines Chair: Susan Clinton, PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT
Practice Guidelines, Position Statements and Resources
Risk Management 101 (PDF)
Documentation (Word Document)
Pessary Guidelines (PDF)
DoD Office of the Secretary Proposed Rule Adding PTAs and OTAs to TRICARE as Authorized Providers:
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has released a proposed rule to add certified or licensed physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) as TRICARE-authorized providers to provide services under the supervision of a TRICARE-authorized physical therapist or occupational therapist in accordance with Medicare’s rules for supervision and qualification when billed under the supervising therapist’s national provider identification (NPI) number. The proposal follows the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 that added PTAs and OTAs as authorized providers under TRICARE. APTA will submit comments. Individuals (members and nonmembers) may submit comments individually using APTA’s unique template letter (link below).
Deadline for Comments: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Kudos to PT Advocate Achievement in 2018!
Reflecting back on 2018 and the numerous achievements accomplished this year. A permanent fix to the Medicare therapy cap was achieved after 20 years of temporary exceptions and implementation delays. Other important legislative and regulatory achievements, included enactment of comprehensive opioid legislation that increases awareness and access to nonpharmacological treatment options, enactment of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act to ensure physical therapists have liability insurance when working with teams across state lines, the elimination of functional limitation reporting, and the expansion of telehealth services in the Veterans Administration and Medicare Advantage. The Physical Therapy Interstate Licensure Compact continued to make progress, with the first licensure privilege being issued and compact legislation enacted in 21 states. These wins help advance the profession of physical therapy. Please join the effort to move physical therapy forward with the start of the 116th US Congress this January and become a grassroots advocate. The 2019 Federal Advocacy Forum will take place Sunday, March 31-Tuesday, April 2 at the JW Marriott near the White House in Washington, DC. Registration and housing will open January 2019…
Register for the 2019 Federal Advocacy Forum
The 2019 Federal Advocacy Forum will take place from Sunday, March 31, through Tuesday, April 2 at the JW Marriott near the White House in Washington, DC. Registration and housing will open January 2019
The Forum brings together members, numerous speakers from the field, and stakeholders to discuss regulatory affairs and federal priorities that impact the physical therapy profession and its patients, as well as learn about new information that comes with a new Congress. Members network with one another, members of Congress and have the opportunity to speak with their representatives in person about issues facing their state and the profession as a whole.
Register Online (Registration Deadline: March 18, 2019)
2019 Federal Affairs liaisons: Complimentary
PT-PAC Eagles: Complimentary
Component executives: $100.00
Student members: $100
PT and PTA members: $250
Housing and Travel
Highlights From the 2018 Federal Advocacy Forum
Your participation in advocacy is important! We must keep the issues that impact physical therapists and patients a priority for Congress.
Check out highlights and coverage from PT in Motion News, and the below video.