• PT-PAC supports and works to protect the physical therapy profession and its patients. Review the below priority issue or see other issues impacting the profession that are supported by the PAC through your donations.

    Challenge:

    New models of care do not maximize potential success, because current laws do not recognize the vital role of nonphysician providers in their design and development.

    Solution:

    Optimize the use of physical therapists as an appropriate point of entry in innovative and collaborative care models, as well as in bundled and episodic payment systems, by supporting the following policy solutions:

    • Advocate for the creation and testing of alternative payment models under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation that have physical therapists in a primary role.
    • Support efforts to bolster the participation of physical therapists in alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations, bundled payment models, and patient-centered medical homes.
  • Last Updated: 8/29/2017
    Contact: ptpac@apta.org