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APTA Hand and Upper Extremity promotes rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity within the profession of physical therapy, the medical community, and the general public. The Academy serves to mentor, educate, promote research, and respond to the ever changing needs and interests of its membership.


PTs included as CMS eligible Telehealth Providers
(Posted: 04/30/2020)

4/30/20: Today CMS announced expansion of eligible telehealth providers to include physical, occupational and speech language therapists.

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CMS Updates 4-22-2020
(Posted: 04/22/2020)

CMS Updates on Locum Tenens and DME Replacement 

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H.R. 748: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Impact on Hand Therapy (CARES ACT)
(Posted: 03/27/2020)

The CARES ACT was signed March 27, 2020 and has the following provisions which may impact the provision of Hand Therapy Services:

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