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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
COVID-19 Information and Resources Page »
We’ve added a COVID-19 information and resources page to our website including resources from APTA, the state of Florida,...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Humana Joins the Telehealth Surge »
PTs can now bill the insurer for common therapy codes, delivered via telehealth, for the duration of the public health eme...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Letter from the President »
Dear Colleagues:   I hope all of you are well and beginning to see signs of some degree of normalcy returning f...
Monday, May 4, 2020
CMS Allows PTs in Private Practice to Provide Services Via Telehealth »
In a major shift strongly advocated by APTA members, CMS will now include PTs in private practice among the providers able...
Monday, May 4, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020
PT is now approved as a Telehealth Provider for Medicare! »
PT is now approved as a Telehealth Provider for Medicare! 1000 members responded to the FPTA’s alert asking them to co...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 APTA Awards and Honors Program »
The American Physical Therapy Association has announced the 2020 Awards and Honors Program recipients, including the follo...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Center for Connected Health Policy »
The coronavirus has opened doors for telehealth like never before. In addition to APTA resources on reimbursement  a...
Monday, April 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Deposits Money Into Some Providers' Bank Accounts »
A $30 billion emergency relief package began rolling out on April 10, making direct deposits into provider and facility ac...
Friday, April 10, 2020
Florida Blue Update: April 10th 2020 »
April 2020   COVID-19 Update as of April 10, 2020    In response to the coronav...
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Blue Adopts Policy Approving PT/OT/SPT for Telehealth Visits »
  April 2020   COVID-19 Update as of April 8, 2020    In respo...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Take Action Today: Ask CMS to Cover Expanded PT Telehealth Services »
  The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, gives broad waiver authority to the Secretary of the U.S. Department...
Monday, March 23, 2020
Message from FPTA President Regarding Operations, COVID-19 and Telehealth Services »
I want to take this opportunity to communicate to you FPTA’s response to the recent Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. ...
Monday, March 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
FPTA – Statement to Members – Clarifying Governors Executive Order 20-72 »
  FPTA  Statement to Members Clarifying Governors Executive Order 20-72 Prohibits Medically Unnecessary, Non...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Moves to Allow Digital Communications by PTs »
Link to story:    www.apta.org/PTinMotion/News/2020/03/17/E-VisitsCMSCoronavirus/ Please note that while...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Enhanced Surveillance and Preparedness for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) »
Enhanced Surveillance and Preparedness for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) March 10, 2020...
Thursday, January 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Backs Off Coding Changes »
Details remain to be worked out, but the bottom line is that CMS is reversing its decision to prohibit payment for evaluat...
Friday, January 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
APTA Reach 100 Campaign »
Can your school Reach100? Reach100 is a nationwide call to membership for PT and PTA students to demonstrate their co...
Friday, January 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help Update the PT Practice Act »
    As Florida’s 2020 legislative session gets underway, FPTA is working to update the state’s Physical...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Make Your Voice Heard: Proposed 8% Payment Cut »
Take Action – The FPTA strongly supports the advocacy efforts of the APTA and encourages every member to take action using...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
FPTA Members need to Engage – Fight Back – PDGM Home Health Services »
FPTA Members need to Engage – Fight Back – PDGM Home Health Services   APTA has provided numerous tools...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
CMS Rule Finalized »
CMS Finalizes Physician Fee Schedule Rule - Impacting Physical Therapist Payments   The Centers for Medicare &...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Florida Telehealth Update »
Florida Telehealth Update The application for Out-of-State Telehealth Registration is now available at http://www....
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Optum Pain Management Program to Rollout in Florida January 2020 »
You may have heard about a pain management pilot program to waive out of pocket costs for the first three visits for consu...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
ONE by ONE APTA Member Referral Campaign »
As we continue to unite the profession in many ways and strive to be the forefront of health care, we can do so one member...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
October is National Physical Therapy Month »
October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy....
Wednesday, August 14, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Florida Emerging Leader Recognition »
On behalf of the APTA Board of Directors, it is my honor to inform you that you have been selected by the Florida Chapter...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
IRS Expands List of Defined Preventive Care for HSA Participants »
The recent release of an expanded list of preventative care benefits for chronic health conditions provides a move in a po...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Nonopioid Alternatives for the Treatment of Pain Pamphlet »
House Bill 451, Nonopioid Alternatives, was approved by Governor DeSantis and is effective July 1, 2019. The bill requires...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Florida Telehealth Website »
I n 2019, Florida passed the Telehealth Bill which establishes standards of practice for telehealth services, including p...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Schools Meet APTA Reach 100 Challenge »
APTA challenged the nation's PT and PTA programs to reach 100% membership through its  Reach 100 Program . Florida sc...
Friday, June 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FPTA Teams Up with Therapy Allies to Help Our Children »
On June 6, 2019 FPTA leadership met with leaders from the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, the Florida Associatio...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
FPTA Celebrates One Year of “PT for Pain” Digital Campaign »
Hard to believe, but it’s been one year since the FPTA launched   PT for Pain  ( www.PTforPain.org ). This dig...

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