A Message from the President

To advance the profession of physical therapy with excellence, integrity, and collaboration to serve and advocate for the health and wellness of the people of Mississippi. This is APTA Mississippi’s mission. The mission will guide our chapter in all strategic planning and decision making. This is my first opportunity to address the membership of APTAContinue reading “A Message from the President”

APTA-Mississippi 2023 Board Election Results

APTA-Mississippi held its recent election for officers for the 2023 calendar year. All competitive election categories resulted in a large number of votes. Successful candidates are as follows: Vice PresidentMichalle Massey SecretaryAlyssa Bradford, PT, DPT Chief DelegateJoe Jacobson, PT, DPT, OCS DelegateJacob Daniels, DPT DelegateMeg King, PT Northern District ChairLuke Rodgers, PT, DPT, OCS CentralContinue reading “APTA-Mississippi 2023 Board Election Results”

A Message From the President

I’m sitting at my desk reflecting on the last several years of APTA-MS and my time as president. It is a lot to think about. During my tenure, we navigated changing multiple executive directors in a short amount of time, changing landscape in APTA governance and finances, making bylaws changes, surviving  a pandemic, and thrivingContinue reading “A Message From the President”

Mississippi PT Students Raise Funds for Physical Therapy Research

This year physical therapy students from Mississippi were among the 79 schools that participated in the 2021-2022 VCU-Marquette Challenge to raise $170,221.98 in support of the Foundation of Physical Therapy Research (FPTR).  FPTR wishes to thank the students of William Carey University for their strong support of the Challenge. William Carey University raised $3,000.00 and reachedContinue reading “Mississippi PT Students Raise Funds for Physical Therapy Research”

APTA-Backed Bipartisan House Bill Takes Aim at PTA Differential

The SMART Act would delay implementation, spare rural and underserved areas, and relieve PTA supervision burdens. There could be a temporary reprieve in the works for the startup of the PTA payment differential — and a possible exemption for rural and underserved areas — thanks to a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House ofContinue reading “APTA-Backed Bipartisan House Bill Takes Aim at PTA Differential”

COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period shortened 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced it has shortened the recommended isolation and quarantine period for people with COVID-19 to five days, if asymptomatic and if persons can wear a mask when around others. These updates are recommended as the Omicron variant continues to spread throughout the U.S. and reflect the currentContinue reading “COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period shortened “

Medicare Legislative Package Signed Into Law

This afternoon President Biden signed S. 610, the Protecting Medicare & American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act, into law.  As previously noted the legislation will do the following: CMS will receive a 3% appropriation for 2022 to partially offset its planned 3.75% cut to the conversion factor used to set payment for codes used by providers.Continue reading “Medicare Legislative Package Signed Into Law”

New Physical Therapy Bill Introduced

On Monday Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the APTA-supported legislation Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act (S. 2676).This legislation would allow physical therapists to participate in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. The program involves 2 year contract to work in a health professional shortage area inContinue reading “New Physical Therapy Bill Introduced”

Medicare Sequestration Moratorium Extended

This afternoon the U.S. Senate passed a compromise bill led by Senator Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to extend the moratorium on the Medicare Sequestration. The Senate compromise bill will provide a 9-month extension of the moratorium on the -2% Medicare sequester through the end of 2021.  While we await official word fromContinue reading “Medicare Sequestration Moratorium Extended”