Archive August 2020

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Critical Crossroads: 9% Medicare Cut

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  • On: 08/27/2020 14:21:26
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Free Pre-Recorded Webinar About Proposed Fee Schedule and Efforts to Fight the 9% Cut
APTA staff has prepared a 40-minute pre-recorded webinar that provides an overview of the 2021 CMS Physician Fee Schedule Rule, reviews the legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts underway to fight the 9% cut, outlines APTA’s press, social media, and grassroots efforts, and describes the ways that you and others can get involved in helping to fight the cut. Please share this webinar with others who you think may be interested in learning more about the rule, current APTA efforts, and opportunities for both members and non-members to get involved.
Contact your Members of Congress
Contact your Members of Congress and let them know that Congress must take immediate action to stop the 9% cut. Taking action now and in the days ahead is vital to the future of the profession and patients. Template letters are available for both members and non-members, including the general public.
Submit Comments to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
It is very important that everyone submit comments to CMS in response to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which includes the proposal to cut payment to physical therapy by an estimated 9%. Tell CMS that it must stop the 9% cut to physical therapy. APTA offers publicly accessible, customizable template letters for PT, PTA, students, and patients to use to submit to CMS via APTA’s Regulatory Action Center

ReImagine: Innovative Practices for Remote Learning

ReImagine: Innovative Practices for Remote Learning in School Occupational and Physical Therapy

Join us for ReImagine: Innovative Practices for Remote Learning in School Occupational and Physical Therapy. Synchronous sessions will be available the week of 8/31/2020; recorded sessions available for the month of September. Speakers include VPTA members Michele Wiley, Connie Johnson, Nicole Jacobs and more! This conference is FREE with CEUs offered by Old Dominion University.

More Information. 

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ReImagine: Innovative Practices for Remote Learning in School Occupational and Physical Therapy
Thank you!
-- Connie C Johnson, PT, DScPT
APTA Pediatric SIG

Pediatrics SIG: Meeting 08/05/2020

PSIG Cafe meeting recording from 8/5/2020:

"Back to School: Inquiring Minds Want to Know"

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PAC Video Update: Unfettered Direct Access

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  • On: 08/12/2020 21:15:12
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Although our world has changed, some things remain the same. One of those things is APTA Virginia’s commitment to advancing the political agenda for all Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in the state. 

As part of our political agenda we are striving for unfettered Direct Access. This is the final step in a process that has been going since I started practice back in 1982 when physical therapists received orders directing every aspect of treatment. Due to the tireless work of a lot of people, we have come a very long way. Our progress was always spearheaded by the PAC and now the PAC needs your help once again for this final push which has spanned for decades so all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can practice at the top of their license.

Andy Tatom, PT, DPT
PAC Chair

Annual Members Meeting

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  • On: 08/12/2020 20:58:26
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Annual Member's Meeting
Have you ever been to the Annual Member's Meeting before? If not, it's a great opportunity to get up to speed on all the things that have happened over the past year and what's ahead! The Annual Member's Meeting will be virtual this year, so we hope that you'll be able to join us. Please register so we can send you connection information.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Fall Summit
We are offering 4 contact hours on Saturday morning (Nov. 7). Julie D. Ries, PT, PhD will be presenting Rehabilitation for Individuals with Dementia: Facilitating Success!
Early Bird until September 7, 2020!
All Member Rates - $35
Non-Member Rates - $60

Above rates are for PT, PTA, and students

After September 7, 2020
Member (PT/PTA) - $50
Member (Stu) - $35

Non-Member (PT/PTA)- $75; Non-Member (Stu)- $60
Friday, Nov. 6
1:00-4:00 pm    Board Meeting via Zoom*
7:00-9:30 pm    PAC Fundraiser via Zoom*
Saturday, Nov. 7
8:00 am – 12:15 pm  Neuro Course via Zoom
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  2 or 3 live poster presentations via Facebook Live*
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Student Meeting via Zoom*
*More information and options to register to come - Stay tuned!

Federal Advocacy Update

July FAL Briefing Memo

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Fall Summit: Call For Abstracts

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The Deadline to Submit is September 11, 2020
The APTA Virginia Research Committee is currently accepting abstracts for consideration for virtual platform or e-poster presentation during the Fall Summit, November 7, 2020.
  • Poster Presentation: E-posters in pdf format without audio will be posted on the APTA Virginia website and advertised on social media. Q&A will be available for 30 days, to be answered at the author’s convenience. 
  • Platform Presentation: Pre-recorded powerpoint-style presentations of 5-10 minutes with audio embedded will be posted on the APTA Virginia website and advertised on social media. Q&A will be available for 30 days, to be answered at the author’s convenience.
  • Live Platform Presentation: Three abstracts will be selected for live presentation and Q&A on Facebook during the Summit on 11/7. Each presentation will be scheduled in a 15 minute slot, with 5-10 minutes reserved for presentation and the remaining time available for live questions.
Send questions and abstracts to Amanda Miller at



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