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The Medicare Payment Differential on Services Provided by PTAs

Jul 8, 2021

Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, payment for outpatient therapy services furnished by PTAs was reduced to 85% of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This cut, harmful by itself, is happening in addition to other cuts to the fee schedule.

PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways

May 29, 2020

The premier program for PTAs to increase their knowledge and skill in a specific practice area and to recognize the PTA for their advanced proficiency in one or more areas of practice.

Celebrating A Milestone: 50 Years of PTAs

May 1, 2019 / Feature

Supervision and Teamwork

May 1, 2020

PTs, PTAs, and students should understand requirements for supervision and teamwork.

Building a Strong PT-PTA Relationship

Mar 21, 2019 / Interview

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APTA-Backed PTA Supervision Legislation Is a Win-Win-Win

Nov 21, 2022 / News

The bipartisan bill now in the Senate would replace the direct supervision requirement for private practice with general supervision.

APTA Social: A Unique Approach to Sharing Our Profession

Sep 19, 2022 / Article

If you've ever wanted to share your experience as a PTA with a wider audience, you're not alone. Our guests, Ken Gonzalez, PTA, and Laura Stevens, PTA, host a podcast where they discuss all things related to the PTA profession and their professional journeys.

PTAs Harness the Power of Lifelong Relationships

Sep 1, 2022 / Feature

More than two decades ago, a group of physical therapist assistants helped guide a big change at APTA. In the process they did something even more important — they became lifelong colleagues and friends as the "Barefoot Gang."

Position Paper: PTA Differential

Mar 2, 2022 / Position Paper

Beginning in January 2022, payment for Medicare Part B services provided by PTAs was reduced by 15% due to a provision in the Balanced Budget Act of 2018.

Position Paper: Medicare Fee Schedule

Dec 2, 2021 / Position Paper

The 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule released by CMS includes deep cuts to needed services provided by dozens of health care providers, including physical therapists.

Advocacy Update

Nov 23, 2021 /

As Congress attends to business in the last days before recess for the year, there are several important issues on the table, including a bill to address the fee schedule cuts, and legislation aimed at the PTA differential.

PTAs: Start Your Journey to Advanced Proficiency

Nov 2, 2021 / News

Now open for enrollment: a special APTA program that enriches PTA knowledge in a specific area of care — and recognizes achievement.

Advocacy Update: Fight the Cut

Sep 3, 2021 /

This podcast provides an advocacy update focusing on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rules. Where we are—and what needs to happen next.

FightTheCut Rally Fee Schedule, and August Recess - Advocacy Update

Aug 25, 2021 /

Get updates on the proposed Medicare physician fee schedule, what we’re doing to #FightTheCut, and how you can help.

The PTA Differential: History, What We're Doing, and Your Role in the Fight

Aug 20, 2021 / Open Access

What you need to know about the system's origins, the law that created it, and the ways APTA has been advocating for the profession.