now called Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Government Affairs

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Federal Government Affairs Chair

Gail Zitterkopf, PT, DPT,CLT, CKTP
[email protected]


Legislative Updates

The Latest from Government Affairs:

Call To Action Letter Template on Pressary Draft Rule

 Sept 18, 2015    – September Federal Friday

 August 7, 2015 – August Federal Friday

 July 17, 2015    –  July Federal Friday

 June 12, 2015  –  PTs Take Over the Hill: Notes from PT Hill Day 2015

 May 8, 2015    – May Federal Friday

 Mar 24, 2015  – Call to Action! The Cap Repeal is in Jeopardy!

 Mar 13, 2015  – March Federal Friday

 Feb 13, 2015   – Kicking Off “Federal Fridays”!

Legislative Updates for Spring 2014

Functional Limitation Reporting (FLR)

1) There continues to be problems with the implementation of FLR. Please continue to encourage members to fill out the complaint form on the website.  APTA uses this information to collect data on FLR issues and share those issues with CMS.

2) Health Care Reform:  APTA submitted comments on two areas of concern with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

  • Narrowing of provider networks
  • Grace period policy
  • We´ve highlighted the need for additional standards for provider networks, to ensure the narrowing of these networks does not impede access to physical therapy services.

3) APTA also stated that CMS needs to issue further requirements for insurers regarding notice to providers when a patient enters the grace period, because the burden/financial risk is on the provider.

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