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APTA: Working for You Why Membership Matters. I’d Like You to Know Three Things About APTA When You Walk out of This Room:  How APTA works  What APTA.

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1 APTA: Working for You Why Membership Matters

2 I’d Like You to Know Three Things About APTA When You Walk out of This Room:  How APTA works  What APTA does  Why APTA membership is important  How APTA works  What APTA does  Why APTA membership is important

3 Let’s Take It From the Top: What is APTA?  The only national organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of the physical therapy profession and its practitioners  APTA’s goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education  The only national organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of the physical therapy profession and its practitioners  APTA’s goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education

4 APTA Is a Member-Driven Organization More than 73,000 members elect More than 400 representatives to the House of Delegates, who then elect 15 individuals to the Board of Directors, which includes APTA’s president More than 73,000 members elect More than 400 representatives to the House of Delegates, who then elect 15 individuals to the Board of Directors, which includes APTA’s president

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6 What does APTA do for the field of Physical Therapy?  APTA protects and serves the profession  APTA maintains important professional standards  APTA serves the individual needs of its members  APTA protects and serves the profession  APTA maintains important professional standards  APTA serves the individual needs of its members

7 APTA Protects and Serves the Physical Therapy Profession  Advocacy  Payment Policy  Public Awareness

8 APTA Protects and Serves the Physical Therapy Profession ADVOCACY  Permanent repeal of Medicare cap  Physician-owned PT services (POPTS)  Direct access under Medicare ADVOCACY  Permanent repeal of Medicare cap  Physician-owned PT services (POPTS)  Direct access under Medicare

9 ADVOCACY  PT-PAC: Raised more than $1.5 million for the 2007 – 2008 election cycle as of Sept ’08.  Raised more than $1.8 million for the election cycle  PT-PAC ranks 2 nd among non-physician federal PACs  “PTeam” grassroots network—more than 15,000 PTs, PTAs, & students ADVOCACY  PT-PAC: Raised more than $1.5 million for the 2007 – 2008 election cycle as of Sept ’08.  Raised more than $1.8 million for the election cycle  PT-PAC ranks 2 nd among non-physician federal PACs  “PTeam” grassroots network—more than 15,000 PTs, PTAs, & students APTA Protects and Serves the Physical Therapy Profession

10 ADVOCACY  APTA coordinated successful grassroots efforts that persuaded legislators to pass HR 6331 in July 2008  In 2007 APTA fought to prevent a scheduled 5% reduction in the Medicare fee schedule conversion factor ADVOCACY  APTA coordinated successful grassroots efforts that persuaded legislators to pass HR 6331 in July 2008  In 2007 APTA fought to prevent a scheduled 5% reduction in the Medicare fee schedule conversion factor APTA Protects and Serves the Physical Therapy Profession

11 PAYMENT POLICY  Constant contact with insurers and payers  National Insurer Forum with over 100 payers in attendance each year  National coding workshops  Reimbursement seminars for members  Reimbursement News PAYMENT POLICY  Constant contact with insurers and payers  National Insurer Forum with over 100 payers in attendance each year  National coding workshops  Reimbursement seminars for members  Reimbursement News APTA Protects and Serves the Physical Therapy Profession

12 PUBLIC RELATIONS  “Move Forward” branding campaign positioning PTs as the movement experts  Work with members of the news media on behalf of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants PUBLIC RELATIONS  “Move Forward” branding campaign positioning PTs as the movement experts  Work with members of the news media on behalf of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants APTA Protects and Serves the Physical Therapy Profession

13 PUBLIC RELATIONS  Promote consumer education and information  National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM)  Encouraging prospective physical therapy students PUBLIC RELATIONS  Promote consumer education and information  National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM)  Encouraging prospective physical therapy students APTA Protects and Serves the Physical Therapy Profession

14  Accreditation  Academic and Clinical Education  Continuing Education  Practice  Accreditation  Academic and Clinical Education  Continuing Education  Practice APTA Maintains Important Professional Standards

15 ACCREDITATION  CAPTE  Accreditation newsletter  PT and PTA Normative Models of Education  Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) ACCREDITATION  CAPTE  Accreditation newsletter  PT and PTA Normative Models of Education  Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) APTA Maintains Important Professional Standards

16 ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL EDUCATION  Physical Therapist Evaluation Tool (PTET)  PT and PTA Clinical Performance Instruments (CPIs)  Post-professional residency and fellowship programs  Credentialed Clinical Instructor status ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL EDUCATION  Physical Therapist Evaluation Tool (PTET)  PT and PTA Clinical Performance Instruments (CPIs)  Post-professional residency and fellowship programs  Credentialed Clinical Instructor status APTA Maintains Important Professional Standards

17 CONTINUING EDUCATION  APTA’s Learning Management System  Home-study and online courses  Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) courses  Conferences: Combined Sections Meeting, Annual Conference, Preview 2020, National Student Conclave CONTINUING EDUCATION  APTA’s Learning Management System  Home-study and online courses  Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) courses  Conferences: Combined Sections Meeting, Annual Conference, Preview 2020, National Student Conclave APTA Maintains Important Professional Standards

18 PRACTICE  Practice management  Emerging clinical practice issues  Development of policies, positions, and guidelines  Guide to Physical Therapist Practice  APTA CONNECT and OPTIMAL PRACTICE  Practice management  Emerging clinical practice issues  Development of policies, positions, and guidelines  Guide to Physical Therapist Practice  APTA CONNECT and OPTIMAL APTA Maintains Important Professional Standards

19  Professional Development  Access to Information  Endorsed Member Benefits  Professional Development  Access to Information  Endorsed Member Benefits APTA Serves the Needs of Its Members

20 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the PTA  Specialist certification  Mentoring programs  Section membership PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the PTA  Specialist certification  Mentoring programs  Section membership APTA Serves the Needs of Its Members

21  Acute Care  Aquatic Physical Therapy  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary  Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management  Education  Federal Physical Therapy  Geriatrics  Hand Rehabilitation  Acute Care  Aquatic Physical Therapy  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary  Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management  Education  Federal Physical Therapy  Geriatrics  Hand Rehabilitation  Health Policy and Administration  Home Health  Neurology  Oncology  Orthopaedic  Pediatrics  Private Practice  Research  Sports Physical Therapy  Women’s Health APTA Serves the Needs of Its Members Professional Development: Special-Interest Sections

22 ACCESS TO INFORMATION Research  Hooked on Evidence  Open Door  Membership surveys  Book and literature reviews  Foundation for Physical Therapy ACCESS TO INFORMATION Research  Hooked on Evidence  Open Door  Membership surveys  Book and literature reviews  Foundation for Physical Therapy APTA Serves the Needs of Its Members

23 ACCESS TO INFORMATION Publications  Physical Therapy and PTJ online  PT Magazine  PT Bulletin Online (PTBOL)  PT e-clips ACCESS TO INFORMATION Publications  Physical Therapy and PTJ online  PT Magazine  PT Bulletin Online (PTBOL)  PT e-clips APTA Serves the Needs of Its Members

24 ACCESS TO INFORMATION Staff Experts  APTA podcasts  Toll-free number (800/999-APTA)  Members-only staff directory  ACCESS TO INFORMATION Staff Experts  APTA podcasts  Toll-free number (800/999-APTA)  Members-only staff directory  APTA Serves the Needs of Its Members

25 ACCESS TO INFORMATION Outside Experts  APTA consulting service  Online membership directory ACCESS TO INFORMATION Outside Experts  APTA consulting service  Online membership directory APTA Serves the Needs of Its Members

26 ENDORSED BENEFITS Helping You  Communicate (advertising discount program, business cards)  Manage your finances (credit card and education loan programs)  Manage your risk (disability and professional liability insurance plans) ENDORSED BENEFITS Helping You  Communicate (advertising discount program, business cards)  Manage your finances (credit card and education loan programs)  Manage your risk (disability and professional liability insurance plans) APTA Serves the Needs of Its Members

27 What does APTA membership cost?  National dues = $280 (PT), $185 (PTA)  Chapter dues vary by state  Section dues vary and are optional What does APTA membership cost?  National dues = $280 (PT), $185 (PTA)  Chapter dues vary by state  Section dues vary and are optional The Value of APTA Membership When you join APTA, where does your dues money go?

28 2007 APTA Expense Dollar $0.18 $0.21 $0.25 $0.13$0.11 $0.12 Professional Services & Government Affairs PT 2007 & Combined Sections Meeting Periodicals Supporting Services* Administration Education/Research & Professional Development *Includes Marketing, Membership, Public Relations, Governance, Finance, and Component Services

29 Get involved at the national level  Run for office  Attend conferences  Become part of an advisory panel or committee  Serve as a liaison to external organizations Get involved at the national level  Run for office  Attend conferences  Become part of an advisory panel or committee  Serve as a liaison to external organizations How Can You Become Involved In Your Professional Association?

30 Get involved at the component level  Attend meetings  Join the component leadership  Volunteer your time  Partner with or become a mentor Get involved at the component level  Attend meetings  Join the component leadership  Volunteer your time  Partner with or become a mentor How Can You Become Involved In Your Professional Association?

31 APTA Membership Your Profession Your Career Your Call APTA Membership Your Profession Your Career Your Call To view the “Join Us” video click here. Internet connection requiredclick here

32 Popular APTA Resources  Advocacy Advocacy  Reimbursement Reimbursement  Public Relations Resource Center Public Relations Resource Center  Accreditation Accreditation  Clinical Education Clinical Education  Continuing Education Continuing Education  Practice Practice  Advocacy Advocacy  Reimbursement Reimbursement  Public Relations Resource Center Public Relations Resource Center  Accreditation Accreditation  Clinical Education Clinical Education  Continuing Education Continuing Education  Practice Practice  Professional Development Professional Development  Research Research  Foundation for Physical Therapy Foundation for Physical Therapy  Publications Publications  APTA Membership Benefits APTA Membership Benefits  APTA Endorsed Benefits APTA Endorsed Benefits  “You Can Be Me” Video “You Can Be Me” Video


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