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Participate in National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month, a celebration for the profession and an opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy and physical therapists’ role as movement experts. This year, APTA is highlighting the many essential health benefits of regular physical activity and the transformative role PTs and PTAs play in helping Americans get or keep moving. The focus on physical activity amplifies our latest ChoosePT public awareness campaign, launched in July, to address the prevalence of inactivity among Americans. APTA encourages Americans to choose more movement to prevent or improve many chronic conditions and reduce the risk of some cancers, and improve bone health, cognitive function, weight control, and quality of life.

Amid a pandemic, this year’s NPTM celebrations may not be the same as in past years. In-person celebrations may be canceled or more socially distant. However, there are still important ways your members can get involved and promote the profession. View eight easy things to do to participate in National Physical Therapy Month.

Please also encourage your members to update or create a profile on APTA's Find a PT directory. This member benefit is accessible through APTA’s consumer website, ChoosePT.com, which reached more than 4 million Americans last year. Find a PT makes it easy for consumers to filter search results by practice focus or specialization. Contact APTA's Public and Media Relations with questions.

 

AIM Clinical Guidelines for Rehabilitative and Habilitative Services

AIM Clinical Guidelines for Rehabilitative and Habilitative Services will be published 12/1/2020. Due to the continuity of care aspect of considering episodes that may start before the transition, we will be instituting a grace period for 12/1/20 – 12/31/20. That means any requests started prior to 12/5/20 will follow the current request process. Starting on 12/6/20 providers will be asked to enter some outlier service codes independently as they will require additional review. All decisions made on or after 12/6/20 will be based on the AIM Clinical Guidelines, however the Anthem claims system will maintain the grace period until 12/31/20 for the outlier service codes.

AIM Specialty Health posts: FUTURE CLINICAL APPROPRIATENESS GUIDELINES OUTPATIENT REHABILITATIVE AND HABILITATIVE SERVICES

(effective 12-1-2020; Appropriate Use Criteria: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy) 

 

Did You Miss the Live Virtual Conference?

Don't Worry! You can still register and receive up to 48 CEU credits for the recorded sessions! The Learning Center and Conference will be available until October 31st, which is the last day to apply for Continuing Competency Credits. 

Click Here to learn more and register!

 

Meet the Newly Elected Board Members

The 2020 Board elections began on August 27, 2020 and ended at 9:00 AM MT on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The election was sent out to 1,893 PT and PTA members of the Colorado Chapter. Of those, only 94 submitted a ballot.

All votes were verified by the appointed teller committee.

  • Chair - Morgan Wilson, PT, DPT
  • Megan Mitchell, PT, DPT
  • Christy Hupka, PT, DPT
Below are the candidates that won the election:


President Elect

Treasurer

Director at Large – Finance Director

Delegate at Large (4 selected)

Nominating Committee Member (2 Selected)

All amendments voted on were also passed with majority vote.  

 

Congratulations to the 2020 Chapter Award Recipients

Our 2020 virtual conference format has limited the options this year, but in no way diminishes the contributions of those recognized. We do have less awardees this year, but no limit on the worthiness of the awards!  All award recipients have been notified & award recognition plaques are being mailed to all recipients.

2020 Colorado Physical Therapist of the Year 

Bob Doctor Profession Service Award

PT Clinical Instructor of the Year

PTA Clinical Instructor of the Year

Polly Cerasoli“ACE” Award for PT Student of the Year

Polly Cerasoli“ACE” Award for PTA Student of the Year

 

 
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