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Beginning Sept. 1, Coloradans at Risk of Losing Preferred PT Providers

CONTACT:  Don Knox, APTA Colorado, 720-272-0961

AURORA, Colorado – July 27, 2023 -- Thousands of Coloradans could lose their preferred choice of physical therapy providers because of an insurance company's expanded use of a benefits management contractor, the professional society for physical therapists says.  

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APTA President: 'Undervalued, Underpaid' PTs Must Seek New Payment Models

American Physical Therapy Association President Roger Herr, PT, MPA, told physical therapists and physical therapist assistants gathered in Washington, D.C., today that PTs are "undervalued and underpaid" and are playing defense "when we should be playing offense."

Herr used his presidential address to tell PTs to seek new payment models "beyond the fee schedule and insurance-based models that have dominated our practice and created a dependence that is unsustainable for our next generation."

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