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2020 APTA Colorado Board Nominations

The APTA Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2020 APTA Colorado Board elections. Nominations are due by Sunday, June 28, 2020The Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

  • President Elect 

  • Treasurer 

  • Director at Large - Finance Director 

  • Delegate at large 

  • Nominating Committee Member

To learn more about the elections, requirements to hold office and to submit your nomination, CLICK HERE

 

Patient Telehealth Impact Survey

The American Physical Therapy Association – Colorado Chapter (APTA CO) is gathering information on patient experiences with telehealth as provided by a physical therapist. Your patient's input will help guide regulatory activity and practice guidelines for the current and future use of telehealth by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Please distribute the below survey link to your patient's that are using telehealth services. The patient's information and survey responses will be submitted anonymously.  *Please note - this survey is to be completed by the patient, not the provider. 
CLICK HERE for the Survey Link. 
 

Call for Abstracts and Platforms for the 2020 Fall Conference

We encourage all PTs, PTAs, and students to submit abstracts and platforms on case reports, special interest reports, or research projects for the 2020 Fall Conference in Denver, September 25-26, 2020. Abstracts and platforms submitted will be selected for presentation that demonstrates quality research and clinical relevance. Deadline to submit is Friday, July 31, 2020. 

CLICK HERE to Learn More!

 

Summary of National Resources from APTA

State Actions Permitting PTs To Provide Telehealth (.pdf) 
State laws and regulations as well as emergency actions since the COVID-19 Crisis

State-Related Actions Related to Nonfederal Payers (.pdf)
State actions relating to Medicaid (includes Medicaid MCO policy changes) telehealth coverage as well as other insurance regulated by state governments.

FSBPT Summary: State Licensure Exemptions and Requirements for PTs and PTAs During COVID-19 (.pdf)
The APTA State Affairs Staff worked with FSBPT staff on identifying language in existing law or in emergency orders that relax licensure requirements during a national emergency, such as the COVID-19 crisis.

Commercial Payer Telehealth Coverage (.pdf)
Commercial insurers covering telehealth that they have identified can also be found on the APTA website.
  

 

APTA Advisory: TRICARE Manual Updated to Recognize PTAs as Authorized Providers

TRICARE, the health insurance system used throughout the military, announced that it has officially revised its policy manual to recognize PTAs (and occupational therapy assistants) as authorized providers, outlining the rules and requirements governing assistant qualifications, scope of practice, supervision, and reimbursement.

 

CLICK HERE to learn more. 

 
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