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Support North Carolina’s Dry Needling Lawsuit

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – July 2016 Dear Members of HAPTA, As you know physical therapy has evolved greatly over the last few decades.  As a profession we have developed and expanded our scope of practice.  We as therapists are allowed to expand our…

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2016 State Legislative Summary

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – July 2016 Goodbye snail mail Workers Comp Treatment Plans! Hello electronic submissions HB2017 will change current law that only allows snail mail submissions for WC Treatment Plans, and mandates that insurers accept electronic treatment plans. But hold your horses…

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Checklist to Stop TPA Contact

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – July 2016 We’ve experienced and heard reports from members about receiving frequent faxes, phone calls and emails from companies such as Providers Choice Claim Solutions and Multiplan attempting to get providers to sign a contract accepting a reduction in…

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Standardization of PT and Other CSM Takeaways from HAPTA President

Posted on March 9, 2016 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – March2016 APTA’s Combined Section Meetings, in Anaheim, CA  Feb 17-21st, 2016 At CSM in Anaheim, California, so much happened that I am only able to share certain high points. I think CSM is an event that every PT and…

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Recap of 2015 APTA State Policy and Payment Forum – Denver, CO

Posted on January 5, 2016 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – January 2016 PAYER RELATIONS COMMITTEE RECAP: 2015 APTA State Policy and Payment Forum – Denver, CO September 19-21, 2015 By Patti Taira-Tokuuke, Payer Relations Co-Chair From a Payment perspective, the takeaways from the 2015 forum are that many states…

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2015 House of Delegates – Chief Delegate Report

Posted on September 23 , 2015 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – September 2015 Aloha HAPTA members! This past June we sent  Jeremy Angaran (Delegate); Jill Wakabyoshi (PTA Caucus Representative) and myself, Carri Dominick (Chief Delegate) to Washington DC for the APTA House of Delegates. Two years ago at the…

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Review of SGR/Therapy Cap Legislation

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – May 2015 Review of SGR/Therapy Cap Legislation On April 14, 2015, the Senate passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2), which repealed and replaced the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. The president signed the bill…

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Important Announcement Regarding Continuing Competence Requirements

Posted on March 16, 2015 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – March 2015 The Board of Physical Therapy for Hawaii has released new information regarding the continuing competency requirements for Physical Therapists. Some things are still developing but for the most up to date information regarding CCU requirements click on the…

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HAPTA Supports SB 791

Posted on March 9, 2015 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – March 2015 HAPTA recently submitted testimony in support of SB 791, to provide requisite coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment by health insurers, mutual benefit societies, and health maintenance organizations, because no child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the…

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PTA Caucus February Newsletter

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – February 2015 Are Times Changing? Ann Lowrey Every spring, just prior to APTA’s NEXT Conference and Exposition, APTA’s House of Delegates (House) gathers to discuss and vote on issues pertaining to our profession.  The House is comprised of voting…

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