The mainstream media would have you believe that Federal legislation has a greater impact on your practice than state law.
Notwithstanding the 2009 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in most years Federal law tends not to change much.
But, state law is much more volatile. Most laws that affect your daily practice are made at the state level.
That's why I'm posting from the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) State Policy and Payment Forum in Austin, Texas. I'm here representing the Orthopedic Section of the APTA.
APTA members from around the nation will be discussing the following:
- Direct Access to Physical Therapists
- Health Care Reform
- Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
- Physical Therapist Co-payment legislation
- Physician Owned Physical Therapy clinics (POPTs)