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PT Sunset Bill Is Introduced In Colorado House

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 23, 2024) — The Colorado House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced the PT Sunset (HB 24-1327). The introduced bill reflects the recommendations by DORA which include 1) continuation of the practice act for 11 years and 2) allowing PTs to prescribe Durable Medical Equipment.

APTA Colorado has been working hard to lobby members of the House Health and Human Services Committee to share the value you bring to your patients. The association will be requesting amendments in the first hearing that include: 1) DPT/SPT title protection 2) medication reconciliation 3) modernize tests and measures 4) clarify wound care for PTAs 5) remove that PT technician is the same as a PT 6) change language to gender neutral and 7) modernize language around “foreign trained.”

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Join the Movement: Record Your Video to Support the Petition Against Life Time Fitness' Use of DPT Trademark

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 22, 2023) – In a significant push for community engagement and advocacy, supporters of the petition urging Life Time Fitness to cease the use of the DPT: Dynamic Personal Training trademark are now encouraged to amplify their voices through video testimonials. Real stories and personal appeals have the power to make this cause harder to ignore, and your participation is crucial in this pivotal moment. emphasizes the impact of personal stories in driving successful campaigns: "Real voices make petitions harder to ignore. Sharing why you care in a compelling video increases the chances of success." In line with this, we are calling on all supporters to "Amplify your signature by adding your voice!" 

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APTA Colorado Meets with Insurance Giant Cigna and Contractor, ASH, Over Benefits-Management Concerns

AURORA, Colo. – Dec. 17, 2023 -- Representatives from managed healthcare and insurance giant Cigna and its benefits-management contractor, American Specialty Health (ASH), met recently with APTA Colorado leaders to address various operational and communication concerns raised by APTA Colorado members.

 [Separately, APTA Colorado distributed information to assist Colorado PT clinics and clinicians in successfully working with ASH.]

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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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