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Payment & Policy
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...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Acupuncturists Seek to Expand Scope of Practice »
Last week in a meeting to discuss HB 2630/SB 1350 and SB898/HB3860, it was determined that the acupuncturists still needed...
Monday, March 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Illinois EI Program and Children Ages 0-3 Are Subject to Lost Services Due to Nonpayment »
The Illinois Early Intervention Program and Children Ages 0-3 Are Subject to Lost Services Due to Nonpayment From the Comp...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Acupuncturists and Athletic Trainers Introduce Legislation to Expand Scope of Practice »
Acupuncturists and Athletic Trainers Introduce Legislation to Expand Scope of Practice Last week the acu...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Time to Implement the New CPT Evaluation Codes into Practice »
Time to Implement the New CPT Evaluation Codes into Practice Please note that, the three new evaluation...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Protecting PTs Traveling With Sports Teams »
Next on agenda: Protecting PTs Traveling With Sports Teams Last week, the US House of Representatives passed the Sports...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obama signed the Century Cures Act - What does that mean for PT? »
Obama signed the Century Cures Act - What does that mean for PT? Last month, President Barack Obama signed into law the...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do you struggle with FOMO? »
Do you struggle with FOMO? You're not alone. As a fellow sufferer, I’m here to tell you of an especially fun opport...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Payment Reform: Understanding the new CPT Codes »
Payment Reform: Understanding the new CPT Codes The final CMS physician fee schedule for 2017 introduced t...
Tuesday, December 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluation Codes Effective January 1st »
Please note that, effective January 1, the three new evaluation codes and one new re-evaluation code will be in place....
Monday, December 12, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
Rehabilitation Research (HR 1631) Next Step: President’s Desk to be signed into Law »
Rehabilitation Research and People with Impairments Win Support from Congress with the Passage of the 21st Century Cures A...
Thursday, October 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Association in Action »
Your Association in Action On October 5th, IPTA Executive Director, Colleen Flannery with members Jul...
Tuesday, August 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strengthening Grassroots Advocacy »
Strengthening Grassroots Advocacy:  We won't get any PRO-PHYSICAL THERAPY legislation passed any time so...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Highlights from APTA's Federal Advocacy Forum »
Pictured: Illinois Delegation with Senator Mark Kirk: Kathleen Chizewski, Frank Puc, Julie Schwertfeger, Chris Egizio, M...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
What should I be getting paid? »
The Private Practice Section Payment Policy Committee has produced two webinars regarding what therapists get paid. Using...
Monday, March 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jimmo Message Hasn't Sunk In; CMS Needs to Do More »
When the   Jimmo v Sebelius  settlement was announced in 2013, patient advocates applauded what they saw as a l...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Week of Giving: We met our goal, but let’s not stop there! »
We met our goal, but let’s not stop there! It’s safe to say that our first annual “Week of Giving” was a succe...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home Health Agencies now part of CMS 5 Star Rating System »
Home health agencies are now part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) “quality of care” 5-star rat...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Rauner signs Senate Bill 7 (Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act) into public law. »
On August 3rd, Governor Bruce Rauner signed   Senate Bill 7 (Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act) into public law.&nb...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor signs IL PT Act into law »
On August 3rd, Governor Bruce Rauner signed   Senate Bill 837 (IL PT Act) into public law. In addition...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early Intervention: New Spending Plan Sufficient to Keep Eligibility at 30% Delay »
The General Assembly passed their spending plan for FY2015 in late May, which restored many of the deep cuts proposed by t...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
BCBS IL announces 35% reduction in payment for CPT 97140 »
IPTA has become aware that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illiinois (BCBS IL)has been directed by Health Care Service Corporati...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPTA Payment Resources Available »
If you attended REVITALIZE 2015 , you got a sneak peak at the new payment resources available through www.ipta.org .&nbs...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are you Struggling with Third Party Administrators? »
Are you Struggling with Third Party Administrators?   As private payers explore ways to cut health...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Did You Know that CMS Publishes a Weekly Provider Newsletter? »
Did You Know that CMS Publishes a Weekly Provider Newsletter? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS...
Monday, March 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PT Act Sunset/Sunrise Legislation Introduced »
The PT Practice Act expires on 12/31/2015.  If the legislature does not renew the Act, Physical Therapy ceases to be...
Monday, December 15, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
APTA's Support of Rehabilitation Research Pays Off in Spending Bill Approved by House »
From APTA 12.11.14   The $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by the US House of Representatives on December 11 in...
Friday, December 12, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AARP Endorses End to the In-Office Ancillary Services Exception for Physical Therapy, other services »
From APTA 12.12.14: Yesterday, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) released a letter of support a...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
PT Act to Sunset in 2015 »
As 2014 comes to an end, we must plan for 2015 legislative actions that will require the continued support of our Associat...
Thursday, December 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Are Helping to Move Therapy Cap Repeal Forward! »
  You Are Helping to Move Therapy Cap Repeal Forward!    Your communication with your govern...
Thursday, July 17, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Press Release: Governor Signs SB3115 Amending IL PT ACT: Testimonials in PT Advertising »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE----- July 17, 2014   GOVERNOR SIGNS SB3115 AMENDING IL PT ACT: TESTIMONIALS...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illinois Represesentative Seeks to Promote PT Careers through House Resolution »
Illinois House Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D) took time this winter to find out more about careers in physical thera...
Friday, February 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Insurance Marketplace: Resources, Toolkits, and answers now available. »
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 New Websites Aim to Educate Stakeholders, Consumers About Insurance Marketplace The Departm...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Too Much Focus on Medicare -- and not Enough on Medicaid? »
The nation's political parties are battling over health care again. But "ObamaCare" isn't at issue, at least not directly....
Thursday, June 14, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Term Protection: APTA Providing New Resources »
APTA has developed new resources as directed by RC 21-10 (Action to Protect the Use of the Term, Title, and Designation of...

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