Navigation Links
Legislation Aims to Increase Access to Physical Therapist Services By Eliminating Physician Referral Requirement
Date:4/1/2009

d, "Eliminating barriers to patient choice has been an ongoing effort of mine both in the Pennsylvania State Senate and now in Congress. The Medicare Patient Access to Physical Therapists Act eliminates the burden of unnecessary visits to physicians for patients to access physical therapy care. Delaying this care not only results in higher costs but unnecessary pain and frustration from patients. Right now, the United States Department of Defense allows licensed physical therapists to act as primary care providers for military personnel and their dependents without an initial physician referral. We should extend this option to Medicare patients, and this bill does just that."

"Health care delivery must be a collaborative and cooperative effort," said Representative Baldwin. "This legislation acknowledges the important roles of physical therapists in patient care and of individual states in influencing health care policy. As we strive to improve the quality of care, increase accessibility, and lower costs, allowing states to give Medicare patients direct access to physical therapists is one piece of the solution. I'm proud to co-sponsor HR 1829 and will work hard to see it included in our health care reform package this year."

A Senate companion bill is expected to be introduced in the next several weeks.

Physical therapists are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery or the side effects of prescription medications. APTA represents more than 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Its purpose is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals through the advancement of physical therapist practice. In most states, patients can make an appointment directly with a physical therapist, without a physician referral. Learn more abo
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Physical Therapy Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Tennessee Faith Leaders Call on Reps. Gordon & Blackburn to Co-sponsor Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco
2. Patent Reform Legislation Threatens Americas Leadership in Medical Technology Innovation
3. Health IT Now! Coalition to Discuss the Urgent Need to Pass Health IT Legislation
4. Pelosi: Todays Sweeping, Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Drug Safety is a Victory for All Americans
5. Deep concern and disappointment with exclusion of Medicare from SCHIP legislation
6. Statement on House/Senate Agreement on SCHIP Legislation
7. Deep concern and disappointment with exclusion of Medicare from SCHIP legislation
8. Pelosi, Slaughter and Tubbs Jones Introduce Health Tracking Legislation
9. Health IT Now! Coalition Calls on Congress to Pass Health Information Technology Legislation This Year
10. Teamsters Applaud Passage of Legislation to Protect Workers From Diacetyl Exposure
11. PhRMA Statement on Enactment of FDA Legislation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. is pleased to ... the first sweetFrog store located in Mississippi. The premium frozen yogurt chain was listed ... The store, located at 104 Railroad Avenue, New Albany, MS 38652, will have a ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... applauds Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat ... bill introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... IL (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... In 2012, Patrick Achebe realized that ... he was alone. He sat down to write his first poem, and three years later ... him that was special and worth sharing with the world. "I have always believed that ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Global leader and compression innovator, SIGVARIS ... men. , For style that’s quick on its feet, men will love this ... news for men everywhere because a simple change in socks can dramatically help improve ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... PLAINSBORO, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition met for the late June Web-based ... moves forward with new reimbursement schemes and managing high-risk patients through coordinated care. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:sweetfrog Opens First Location in Mississippi 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:Patrick Achebe Releases Debut Book, Whispering Waves: Poems for Everyday Grace 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 2Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 4
... Annually Say They ... Undergo Recommended Care, ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 13 ... a new research report,which analyzes the impact of cost on ... Cancer," the report aggregates survey responses,from 1,767 adults currently being ...
... Sustained Energy Enhancing Supplement, BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. ... Glyc,n Go to its line of,top quality supplements., ... of Glycine,Propionyl-L-Carnitine (GPLC) supplement, and the effects that it ... of athletes and trainers,around the globe., In clinical ...
... call center based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex,was included ... companies,in the country for the second straight year. Beryl ... last five years., The Inc. 5000 list is ... the economy - America,s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken,as a whole, ...
... 13, 2008 Five neonatology fellows have been ... in the area of follow-up care of the ... The grants, which underscore MedImmune,s commitment to expanding ... institution a $35,000 grant, totaling $175,000 in research ...
... 8.1 now available for ENEA,s carrier grade OSE RTOS. , ... ... (OSE: BIRD) today announced the release of RDM Server 8.1 for ... be added to the comprehensive list of RDM Server supported platforms., ...
... Healthtech Institute (CHI), has announced the release of ... Clinical Researchers, Sponsors, and Monitors. Designed for clinical ... professionals, and others involved in the clinical research ... to address the Form FDA 1572-Statement of Investigator ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Thomson Reuters Survey Finds Cancer Patients Forgoing Treatment Because of Cost 2Health News:The Beryl Companies Named to Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year 2Health News:MedImmune grants 5 new fellowships to help expand premature infant follow-up care research 2Health News:Birdstep Technology Adds ENEA's OSE RTOS to the List of Operating Systems Supported by Their RDM Server, Embedded Database Product 2Health News:Barnett Releases Reference Guide on Form FDA 1572--Statement of Investigator 2Health News:Barnett Releases Reference Guide on Form FDA 1572--Statement of Investigator 3
(Date:7/3/2015)... According to a new ... Management Market ECG, Implantable Loop Recorder, Manual Event ... Dual Chamber Pacemaker, CRT-D, CRT-P - Global Forecast ... Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices ... 2020 from $21,137.7 Million in 2015, at a ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... Redwood Pharma AB has entered into a ... both the US and China , ... hydrogel technology in its lead chronic Dry Eye therapeutic ... technology offers many unique competitive benefits. At lower temperatures, ... low concentrations of polymer the system can be transitioned ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... SAN DIEGO , July 2, 2015 ResMed ... report its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, ... York Stock Exchange market close. A press release with ResMed,s ... and the company will host a webcast to discuss operating ... scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. US Pacific Time and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 2Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 3Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 4Redwood Pharma Licenses Novel Hydrogel Drug Delivery Technology From Broda Technologies 2ResMed to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2015 Results 2
... , , THOUSAND OAKS, ... from across the United States (U.S.) and Europe participate in ... renowned faculty members at the world,s leading universities. Now, ... have exclusive access to the online Amgen Scholars Community at ...
... , MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. ... a leading provider of medication system solutions to acute healthcare ... the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and third largest ... automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADCs) to streamline management of medications ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Amgen Scholars Web site Launches to Build a Global Network for Future Scientists 2New Amgen Scholars Web site Launches to Build a Global Network for Future Scientists 3Omnicell Selected by Nation's Third Largest Public Healthcare System for Medication Management Systems 2Omnicell Selected by Nation's Third Largest Public Healthcare System for Medication Management Systems 3Omnicell Selected by Nation's Third Largest Public Healthcare System for Medication Management Systems 4
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: