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From Telehealth to COVID-19, Our Must-Attend Sessions Are Going VIRTUAL 

Register now to attend our Virtual APTA Annual Conference, September 25-26, 2020 and gain access to almost 3X the amount of continuing competency hours!  

The conference includes multiple tracks offered simultaneously throughout the two days, with other offerings scattered throughout the day. On a normal in-person year, one attendee can receive up to 12 continuing competency hours for attending the entire conference. This year, earn many more hours by attending pre-recorded sessions after the live meeting! Visit the conference website to learn more & to register! 

 

Regulatory Action Alert: Submit Your Comments to CMS Today

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks comments on its proposed rule, which includes an estimated 9% reduction to payment for PT, OT, and SLP providers in 2021. CMS proposes to permanently allow PTs to bill e-visits, virtual check-ins, and remote assessment of recorded video and/or images submitted by an established patient. In addition, the agency proposes to allow a PTA to perform maintenance therapy services in Part B settings. The agency also provides clarification regarding therapy documentation. Taking action against the proposed pay cuts is vital to our profession and patients, and APTA will provide comments. Clinicians and patients may submit comments independently using APTA's unique template letters.

CMS comments for the proposed Medicare Fee Schedule cut are due October 5, 2020

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Physical Therapy Assessment and Intervention Best Practices for Pediatric Telehealth

This course, hosted by the APTA Colorado Pediatric SIGwill present specific tests and measures appropriate for the telehealth service delivery method as well as explore telehealth specific teaching tools for meeting the standard of equivalent to an in-person session.

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:45pm - 8:30pm MT

Registration Fee:

  • APTA Colorado Chapter Members = $10.00
  • APTA Colorado Chapter Student Members = FREE
  • Non-Members = $20.00

CEUs: This event will offer 1 CEU point of Category I education to attendees.

For more information & to register, click here

 

Member Assistance Fund Announcement

The Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association today announces the creation of a Member Assistance Fund. The chapter understands that many physical therapists and physical therapist assistants have been financially impacted by COVID-19. It is our hope that the fund can help alleviate some financial hardships directly caused by the pandemic and serve as an ongoing support mechanism as other societal challenges arise.

The Chapter is providing the financial support to allow our membership to launch the fund. When PT and PTA members register for the upcoming fall conference, they qualify for a $25 rebate. This rebate can be returned to you or donated to the Member Assistance Fund.

For more information & to donate, click here

 

HHS Extends Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers and Plans to Reopen Portal to Certain Medicare Providers

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide financial relief to healthcare providers impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an application deadline extension for the Phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers. HHS also plans to allow certain Medicare providers who experienced challenges in the Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution application period a second opportunity to receive funding. Both groups will have until Friday, August 28, 2020 to apply.

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