Dear Academy Members:
I hope you and those close to you are healthy and safe. It is truly an unprecedented time for all of us. No matter what part of the country and what type of practice you are in there are profound challenges.
I wanted to share with you that APTA has been quite active in their response to this global pandemic. Specifically, the guidelines for physical therapy practice are quite relevant for all areas including sports physical therapy.
Now, more than ever it is time for all of us to pull together as a team to be a part of the solution for our
patients, our practices, our profession, our country, and our world.
Whenever I communicate with our members, I feel the passion they have for sports physical therapy. The team approach that is so inherent to us in sports is oh so relevant and important during times such as these. The team approach is how we will work through the toughest of times.
Thank you for all you are doing to make the world a better place!
Walter L. Jenkins, PT, MS, ATC, LAT, DHS
“I’m an optimist, it does not seem much use being anything else.”
- Winston Churchill
SUPPORT APTA IN EXPANDING TELEHEALTH FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES!
Rule changes recently announced by CMS in response to the COVID-19 pandemic add codes commonly associated with therapy to those that may be delivered through telehealth. But there's one problem: CMS has made no related changes to allow PTs to actually provide services through telehealth, even though the codes have now been okayed for that use. The apparent contradiction may be partly because the new rules were written prior to the passage of the CARES Act last week.
Access to telehealth has now become of critical importance to ensure the safety of patients and their physical therapy providers. The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) Act is bipartisan legislation that would do exactly that by expanding the use of telehealth coverage under Medicare.
APTA is pursuing the CMS disconnect, urging the agency to use its waiver authority to expand telehealth recognition to PTs.
APTA offers an easy-to-use template to add your voice to the push for change. Click here
to take action today!
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