Direct consumer access: Patients need full consumer access to physical therapy services to enable the profession to be able to provide the best patient care.
Physical Therapy Licensure Compact: The Compact is an agreement between member states to improve access to PT services for the public by increasing the mobility of eligible PT providers to work in multiple states. APTA MI is working to pass legislation to add the state of Michigan to the Compact.
Telehealth: Telehealth is now a well-defined and established method to deliver health services, including physical therapy care. APTA MI is working to pass legislation to keep providing telehealth services with appropriate reimbursement.
Payment: To Deliver high quality care, physical therapy services must be reimbursed at fair and equitable rates by health insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and all payers.
Insurance: Moving forward in developing firm relationships with insurers, self-insured companies, and payers of all kinds will ensure that the public is obtaining high quality, cost effective and accessbile physical therapy care.
Reimbursement: Developing and moving forward in the area of reimbursement will enable physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to deliver high quality care and also be reimbursed at fair and equitable rates with third party reimbursement. Insurance: Moving forward in developing firm relationships with insurers, self-insured companies, and payers of all kinds will ensure that the public is obtaining high quality, cost effective and accessible physical therapy care.
The MPT-PAC is trying to work toward the reduction or elimination of referral-for-profit arrangements.