The #FightTheCut Virtual Rally: How Did We Do, and What’s Next?

We’ve wrapped up a #FightTheCut virtual rally that brought together PTs, PTAs, and students from across the country to send a clear message to CMS about the flawed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule it proposed. So where do things stand now? This podcast takes a post-rally look at where we are—and what needs to happen next.

An Early Look at the Proposed 2022 Fee Schedule

The proposed 2022 Medicare fee schedule is here, and as expected, cuts and the PTA differential are moving forward. Kate Gilliard, APTA senior policy and regulatory affairs specialist, and Justin Elliott, APTA vice president of government affairs, provide an overview of both provisions, plus a look at CMS’ decisions around telehealth for PTs after the end of the public health emergency.

PTA Differential, Fee Schedule, and Telehealth – Advocacy and Regulatory Update

APTA’s monthly advocacy and regulatory update covers multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, what’s hot right now, and what to keep an eye on in the future. In this episode: lawmakers focus on the PTA differential, a big telehealth win, a bill to relieve administrative burden in Medicare Advantage, and more.

Regulatory and Advocacy Update, April 2021

Find it hard to keep up with what’s happening on Capitol Hill, in Medicare, and other regulatory arenas? You’re not alone. Now you can get up-to-speed, fast: APTA offers a podcast-based roundup of what’s going on, and what our panel of staff experts says needs to be on your radar. We cover multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, what’s hot right now, and what to keep an eye on in the future.

This episode: telehealth legislation, information blocking, and more.

Advocacy: Why Should Students Care?

Eliminating barriers to care. Protecting scope of practice. Reducing administrative burden. Those are just some of the issues for which APTA looks to lead change through advocacy. Justin Elliott, APTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, joined us to talk about the health care advocacy landscape, including why students should care and how they can get involved.