There are many benefits of belonging to DPTA/APTA
Protect Your Future
- Promoting federal and state legislation to give patients and clients direct access to physical therapists without a referral.
- Preventing a scheduled 10.6% reduction in payments under the Medicare physician fee schedule for the remainder of 2008 and an additional 5.0% cut for 2009.
- Preserving the scope of physical therapists’ practice against efforts to restrict or eliminate your ability to practice.
- Publishing For Your Health consumer magazine each October. Bulk copies are free to members for distribution at clinics and at NPTM events.
- Creating the Find a PT database featuring more than 4,000 physical therapist members.
Get Paid Appropriately for Your Services
- Answering member questions through phone calls and e-mails.
- Providing a Medicare Fee Calculator to members FREE.
- Sponsoring workshops throughout the country on reimbursement and coding.
- Meeting regularly with insurers and case managers to educate them about physical therapy issues.
- Access to APTA’s Defensible Documentation for Patient/Client Management resource, a companion guide to the Association’s existing documentation guidelines.
Respond to Changes in Practice
- Publishing the Interactive Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, With Catalog of Tests and Measures, Version 1.0.
- Developing Hooked on Evidence, an interactive online database with more than 4,000 entries designed to assess the validity and clinical importance of research evidence.
- Creating CONNECT, a national outcomes data collection system to store and analyze information on patients/clients in outpatient settings.
Find Answers to Your PT Questions
- Physical Therapy and PT Magazine ($170 value; FREE to members)
- PT Bulletin Online
- 24-hour access to information via www.apta.org
- Reimbursement News
- Online Buyers Guide
- PT e-Clips
- APTA’s Consulting Service that links members with qualified consultants who can provide personalized guidance
- Staff experts on practice, reimbursement, education, and research issues