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Tuesday, November 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS has released the final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule »
CMS has released the final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule A major win, and a major challenge: that's what APTA a...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thank You Weeks of Giving Donors! »
Thank You Heroes! Thank you to all who were able to support the IPT-PAC ’s Week of Giving 2019 campaign! ...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPT-PAC "Week of Giving" kicks off October 12th! »
IPT-PAC "Week of Giving" kicks off October 12th! Dry needling, Direct Access, BCBS Payment legislation:  in recen...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 APTA’s State Policy and Payment Forum Recap »
APTA’s State Policy and Payment Forum Recap By: Rick Rausch PT, DPT, MBA, IPTA Payment Chair The APTA State Poli...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPTA Member Meets with State Representative »
IPTA Member Meets with State Representative IPTA member Drew Haverstock, PT, thanks State Representative A...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Introducing our EI Liaisons »
Introducing our EI Liaisons During their September meeting, the IPTA Board of Directors appointed Robbie O'Shea, PT;...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special Update on Direct Access in Hospital Outpatient Setting SEPTEMBER 2019 - SPECIAL ISSUE »
Direct Access Update Great news for our Hospital Based Therapists Since the passing of the direct access bill in 201...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
EMG: Payment Update »
EMG: Payment Update Last year, the AMA CPT Editorial Panel replaced CPT code 90911 (Biofeedback training, perineal m...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dry Needling: Payment Update »
Dry Needling: Payment Update Late last month, the APTA reported that the American Medical Association (AMA) Current...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BCBSIL: Removal of Benefit Preauthorization Requirement for Cardiology and Specialty Therapy Service »
BCBSIL: Removal of Benefit Preauthorization Requirement for Cardiology and Specialty Therapy Services (2601681) There...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Timed Codes Calculations: BCBSIL Update »
Timed Codes Calculations: BCBSIL Update Governor Pritzker signed SB 653 into law on June 22, 2019 and BCBSIL worked qu...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs SB 653 into Law »
Governor Signs SB653 into Law This week, Illinois Governor signed SB 653 into law with an immediate effective date....
Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administrative Burden & Fair Payment »
Administrative Burden & Fair Payment...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SB 653 Passes out of Senate - & Other General Assembly Actions »
SB 653 Passes out of Senate After passing the Senate floor unanimously, SB 653 as amended (House Amendment 001)...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FEDERAL UPDATE 2019 Federal Advocacy Forum Illinois Update »
FEDERAL UPDATE 2019 Federal Advocacy Forum Illinois Update The 2019 Federal Advocacy Forum was in DC March 3...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PT/PTA Licensure by Endorsement - Governor Signs SB3395 »
Licensure by Endorsement Our Direct Access bill wasn’t the only exciting legislation the Governor signed last month. T...
Thursday, August 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor signs new law to facilitate access to physical therapy services »
Governor signs new law to facilitate access to physical therapy services...
Thursday, August 16, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Illinois becomes 45th state to pass legislation allowing direct access to physical therapists »
ILLINOIS BECOMES 45th STATE TO PASS LEGISLATION ALLOWING DIRECT ACCESS TO PHYSICAL THERAPISTS...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth Expansion Includes Physical Therapists »
Telehealth Expansion Includes Physical Therapists The Illinois Telehealth Act was passed in 2017 and was the first le...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
JCAR adopts Dry Needling Rules plus other Changes to the Administration of the PT Act »
JCAR adopts Dry Needling Rules plus other Changes to the Administration of the PT Act The rules for the administration...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HB 4643 Passed Senate! »
HB 4643 Passed Senate! After unanimous passage in it’s third reading in the Senate,  HB 4643 ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Direct Access Passed Senate! »
MAY 23, 2018 -   Today was a good day! After unanimous passage in it’s third reading in the Senate,...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Permanent Fix to the Medicare Therapy Cap Signed into Law »
Permanent Fix to the Medicare Therapy Cap Signed into Law Last Friday, Congress passed a $500 billion bi...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dry Needling: Rules Process to Begin »
Dry Needling: Rules Process to Begin Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed legislation Friday, August 25, 20...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
So... What's Next? »
So... What's Next? Many members have asked where do we go next after dry needling? My first response is t...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Building Our Advocacy Network »
Building Our Advocacy Network Last year, over 100 members signed on as “Key Contacts” for legislators wit...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring into Summer Federal Advocacy Update Make your Voice Heard This Summer »
FEDERAL UPDATE Spring into Summer Federal Advocacy Update Make your Voice Heard This Summer...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dry Needling Legislation Update »
Dry Needling Legislation Update A...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Bill Could Make Medicare More Telehealth-Friendly »
New Bill Could Make Medicare More Telehealth-Friendly Medicare could become much more open to telehealth...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time is Running Out for Acupuncture and Dry Needling Bills to be Passed in the General Assembly »
Time is Running Out for Acupuncture and Dry Needling Bills to be Passed in the General Assembly Over the p...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CPT Codes and Reimbursement Rates »
CPT Codes and Reimbursement Rates The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Federal Advocacy Forum Urgent Update »
2017 Federal Advocacy Forum Urgent Update By: Julie Schwertfeger, PT, DPT, MBA, CBIST Illin...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Network Adequacy Concerns Raised by ISMS »
  The Illinois State Medical Society is advocating for creation of the Network Adequacy and Transparency Act, whic...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Co-Pay Limits & MS Limits »
Co-pay Limits and Multiple Sclerosis Limits Two significant pieces of legislation addressing access to physical thera...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Rules Address Fixed Date Testing »
Rules for the Administration of the Physical Therapy Act Amended to Address Problems for Students Registering to take the...

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