Advocacy Opportunity - Draft Research Plan on Screening for Hypertension
Advocacy Opportunity: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft research plan on screening for hypertension in children and adolescents. The draft research plan is available for review and public comment through July 25, 2018.
You can access the draft research plan and leave comments online at:
CMS Releases Bulletin Affecting Medicaid
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.
Federal Affairs Update - June 4, 2018
Federal Affairs Update - June 4, 2018
School-based SIG Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 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@example.com.
Your ACCESS Team: Sharon Antoszyk, Brett Erin King, Laurie Bainer, Deb Rose, Kyle Kitchen, Kellie Collins & Carlo Vialu
Federal Affairs Update - May 2, 2018
Federal Affairs Update - April 2, 2018
APTA comment letter to OSEP re: Endrew F. Q&A document
Apply to Contribute to APTA PT Outcomes Registry Modules for Pediatrics
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.
Future of Physical Therapy - Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
APPT Finalizes Purchase of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Background: In 1988, the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (then the Section on Pediatrics) made a motion to create a peer-reviewed journal. Academy leaders approached publisher Williams & Wilkins (now Wolters Kluwer) with a proposal to jointly form a journal, with the Academy providing editorial expertise and a subscription base and WK taking the financial risk and handling the production. In return, WK owned the title Pediatric Physical Therapy and had full copyright on all published content. During contract renegotiations in 2002, the Academy requested and was granted co-ownership of copyright for journal articles.