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APPT Proposed Bylaw Revisions

Posted on October 29, 2018

 

 

 

APPT Proposed Bylaw Revisions

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APTA template letter re: Medicaid work requirement

Posted on October 14, 2018

A number of states are pursuing or intend to pursue CMS Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers that include community engagement requirements as a condition of continued Medicaid eligibility, and APTA developed a resource that assists state chapters and other individuals in responding to such proposals when opportunities to submit written comment arises. You can access APTA's template letter, specific to Medicaid work requirements (Download Here!).

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Guide for Putting Wellness Policies into Practice in Schools

Posted on October 03, 2018

Check out the Guide for Putting Wellness Policies into Practice in Schools from The Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network  and then connect to this link: 

Wellness Teams Work! A Guide for Putting Wellness Policies into Practice in Schools.

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Federal Affairs Update - September 28, 2018

Posted on September 28, 2018

Federal Affairs Update - September 28, 2018

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School-based SIG Quarterly Newsletter: Spring 2018 Issue 1

Posted on September 02, 2018

Spring Is Upon Us with Your ACCESS Team!
 
The School-based Special Interest Group Quarterly Newsletter is keeping you connected to the SIG with news, upcoming conferences, workgroups & other updates. It also includes quarterly articles on various topics. Let us know if you have anything you would like us to feature or discuss by emailing [email protected].
 
Your ACCESS Team: Sharon Antoszyk, Brett Erin King, Laurie Bainer, Joanne Szabo, Kellie Collins, Deb Rose, Kyle Kitchen & Carlo Vialu
 

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Federal Affairs Update - August 8, 2018

Posted on August 16, 2018

Federal Affairs Update - August 8, 2018

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CMS Releases Bulletin Affecting Medicaid

Posted on June 21, 2018

On June 20, CMS released an information bulletin to bring to the States’ attention section 12005 of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act), entitled, “Providing EPSDT Services to Children in IMDs.”  The Cures Act amends the Medicaid benefit section to require Medicaid reimbursement for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Services for children under age 21 who are receiving inpatient psychiatric hospital services. This shall apply to items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2019.  Essentially, states must make available any services coverable under the EPSDT benefit and under section 1905(a) of the Act that children under age 21 who are residing in an inpatient psychiatric hospital or facility are determined to need in order to correct or ameliorate health conditions, regardless of whether such services are identified in the child’s plan of care. These EPSDT services may be provided by the hospital or facility, under arrangement with a qualified non-facility provider, and/or by a qualified provider in the community not affiliated with or under arrangement with the facility.

Click here to read the information bulletin

The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy is pleased with CMS’ clarification of Medicaid’s responsibility to ensure coverage of medically necessary items and services for children under EPSDT.  

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School-based SIG Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 2018 Issue 2

Posted on June 01, 2018

Happy Summer from the ACCESS Team!

The School-based Special Interest Group Quarterly Newsletter is keeping you connected to the SIG with news, upcoming conferences, working groups & other updates. It also includes quarterly articles on various topics. Let us know if you have anything you would like us to feature or discuss by emailing [email protected].

Your ACCESS Team: Sharon Antoszyk, Brett Erin King, Laurie Bainer, Deb Rose, Kyle Kitchen, Kellie Collins & Carlo Vialu

 

Download Full Newsletter Here

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Apply to Contribute to APTA PT Outcomes Registry Modules for Pediatrics

Posted on March 01, 2018

Be Part Of The Inaugural Group Of Therapists Who Contribute To The Pediatric Modules Of The APTA PT Outcomes Registry

The goals of the APTA PT Outcomes Registry is to describe actual practice and identify BEST PRACTICE for patients with a variety of conditions. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announced the official launch of the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry at the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting and its collaboration with Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy to create pediatric modules.

 

Click here to download the application packet.

 

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Future of Physical Therapy - Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Posted on January 12, 2018

 

Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

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Join an APPT Special Interest Group Today!

Posted on June 19, 2016

The Academy is proud to offer members a great array of Special Interest Groups to get involved with.  Please click the Join A SIG box and sign in with your APTA membeship ID to get started.

 

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