• The American Physical Therapy Association's Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (PT-PAC) provides a mechanism for separate, voluntary contributions to political candidates who support physical therapy. The PAC is a valuable platform for association members and staff who want an opportunity to voice their support or opposition to federal legislation through the election process,

    You must be an APTA member to donate to PT-PAC. Not a member? Join now.

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    Support PT-PAC and you can:

    Support These Issues:

    • Fight Medicare reimbursement cuts
    • Stop referral-for-profit arrangements
    • Allow PTs to privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries
    • Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    • Add PTs to the National Health Service Corps
    • Advance legislation that reduces administrative burden, such as prior authorization, in Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and commercial insurance
    • Advance policies to ameliorate the payment differential for physical therapist assistants to ensure access to essential services
    • Expand coverage and payment for rehabilitation services delivered via telehealth
    • Advance legislation to reduce or eliminate copays and other policy barriers to care to increase access to nonpharmacological pain treatments and interventions

    Demonstrate Your Professional Responsibility

    • Step up and advocate for physical therapy and its patients
    • Be a player, not a spectator in PT
    • Be on the forefront of political and health care reforms and have the resources to execute them
    • Effectively counteract opposing causes and groups that may suppress or try to stop our purpose

    PT-PAC is a separate segregated fund established by APTA and is a federally registered political action committee. The contributions the PT-PAC receives are used to support federal candidates and committees who support physical therapy issues. Contributions to PT-PAC by APTA members are voluntary and any person has the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. The contribution guidelines are merely suggestions and a person may contribute more, less or not at all without concern of favor or disadvantage by APTA. Corporate donations will not be used by PT-PAC for contributions but will be used exclusively to pay for the administrative and operating expenses of PT-PAC. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. Federal law requires PT-PAC to request the name, address, occupation, and employer for each person whose contributions exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) in a calendar year.

  • Last Updated: 8/29/2019
    Contact: ptpac@apta.org