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PHE Extended to January 13, 2022
(Posted: 10/22/2021)

On 10/15/21, HHS Secretary Becerra extended the PHE until 1/13/22.

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CMS Released Proposed 2022 Physicians’ Fee Schedule Rule
(Posted: 08/06/2021)

PT’s are facing an average of -3.5% reimbursement reduction with orthosis management codes taking the biggest reductions. PTA’s are facing the same with an additional -15% cut (-18.5%) beginning in 2022. Click here for more detail.

Register your comments regarding the cuts and the PTA differential! See our Public Policy Page.

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CMS Administrator Named
(Posted: 06/10/2021)

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure was confirmed on May 25, 2021 as the new CMS Administrator. She will oversee programs including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the HealthCare.gov health insurance marketplace. 

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Upcoming Events

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Feb 03, 2022 – Feb 05, 2022: Hand & Upper Extremity CSM22 Programming

Here is the CSM22 Programming that will be presented by Hand & Upper Extremity.

Mark your Calendar for Febuary 3-5, 2022 in San Antonio, TX.                                                                                                            

HUE Program Quick Look-CSM22.pdf

Past Events

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Aug 17, 2021: MIDYEAR VIRTUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Due to the pandemic and a large attendance at the virtual business meeting held in February, 2021, the Board of Directors has decided to make a change to the Academy's Business Meeting.  A virtual meeting will be held midyear (August). This will showcase activities and business of the Academy with a report from each officer and committee/workgroup.  

Make Plans to attend the 

MIDYEAR VIRTUAL BUSINESS MEETING

August 17, 2021  8:00pm ET

 

During CSM there will be a networking event in place of the formal business meeting.  The Board hopes this will provide members with an interactive, resourse sharing, face-to-face activity.  This has routinely been held on Thursday late afternoon to early evening.  

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Mar 09, 2021 – Apr 05, 2021: CSM 2022 Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for Education Sessions at

CSM 2022 in San Antonio, TX from Feb. 2-5

The deadline is April 5, 2021

For more information  CLICK HERE

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Feb 23, 2021: LIVE CSM Session #2

APTA Hand & Upper Extremity's Second LIVE Session 

HA-10075 2021 Regulatory Issues Impacting Hand Therapist

Presented by Marsha Lawrence PT, DPT, CHT will be held on Tuesday February 23, 2021 from 

8:30 - 10:00 pm Eastern. 

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Feb 16, 2021: Business Meeting of APTA Hand & Upper Extremity

The Business (Annual Membership) Meeting will be a virtual meeting held on Tuesday February 16, 2021 starting at

7:30 pm Eastern.  Invitation and meeting link will be sent to each member via email.  This meeting will have a 

State of the Component Address from President Jane Fedorczyk, Tribute to outgoing Officers, Introduction of new

Officers & Committee Chairs, and a request for input on the Goals of APTA Hand & Upper Extremity.  

 

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Feb 09, 2021: Leadership Town Hall Meeting

APTA Hand & Upper Extremity Virtual Leadership Town Hall Meeting will be on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

from 9:15 - 10:15 pm Eastern time.  This will be a Zoom Meeting (link to be sent and posted at a later date).  This is a

meeting of the Committee / Work Group Chairs, committee members and others.  Topics of discussion will be student and

membership initiatives, partnering with other organizations, and strengthening APTA Hand & Upper Extremity. 

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Feb 02, 2021: LIVE CSM Session #1

APTA Hand & Upper Extremity will host two LIVE sessions at CSM 2021.  The first

HA-10076 The Value of Adding a PT, CHT To Your Private Practice 

lead by Mia Lane Erickson, PT, EdDErich Herkloz, PT, MPT and Karen Nugent, PT will be Tuesday February 2, 2021

from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Eastern.

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Jul 30, 2020 – Aug 25, 2020: Call for Nominations 2020-2021 Election

This Fall the offices of
Vice President 
Secretary
Director

Nominating Committee
are up for election. 


Click on the position to see the description of the office.


Please consider nominating a fellow member or self-nominate. 

Complete the Nomination Form by August 25, 2020 to be considered for the upcoming election.  
 

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Jun 23, 2020 – Jul 13, 2020: CSM 2021 Poster & Platform Proposals Due July 13, 2020