Important Insurance Update

Payer Relations Update 12/6/12

Submitted by Patti Taira-Tokuuke

On December 1-3, 2012 APTA held their annual State Policy & Payment Forum in Alexandria, VA.  We (Elyse Nakama and I) were updated on trends in healthcare policy, current reform efforts and payer/payment trends.  Many changes are ahead for all of healthcare let alone physical therapy.

Upcoming Electronic Voting for Next Year's HAPTA Board of Directors!

Voting will be open November 17-24, 2012.  HAPTA members will be able to access the link from the HAPTA listserve email to be sent out prior to election or from the HAPTA website.

PTA Licensure and Continued Competence: participate in our survey!


The Hawaii Physical Therapy Association (HAPTA) seeks your opinion regarding this year's initatives. Please take a few minutes out of your day to directly impact the future of our profession by completing the survey below.  We request your assistance in forwarding this survey to your friends and fellow staff in the PT community, both members and nonmembers.  Thank you for participating in the survey.

2012 Fall Conference Explain Pain Course - November

David Butler's Neuro Orthopaedic Institute Presents a two-day interactive seminar with John Tomberlin.

Please visit: for more information.

Promote Our Profession - check out our new tshirts!

So What Do HAPTA and APTA Do for Us, Anyhow?

Dad, what did you used to do?
I was a physical therapist, son

What’s a physical therapist?
We were clinicians who worked in the medical profession and restoring movement and mobility to persons with disabilities, folks who were victims of diseases, injuries and birth defects.  We worked in hospitals, schools and sport teams. Some of us even had our own clinics. A physical therapist had his or her pick of anywhere to live and work in the country and the world.

New Enhancements Made To "Find A PT" Consumer Resource


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