On 10/15/21, HHS Secretary Becerra extended the PHE until 1/13/22.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
APTA Hand & Upper Extremity's Second LIVE Session
Presented by Marsha Lawrence PT, DPT, CHT will be held on Tuesday February 23, 2021 from
8:30 - 10:00 pm Eastern.
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.
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.
APTA Hand & Upper Extremity will host two LIVE sessions at CSM 2021. The first
lead by Mia Lane Erickson, PT, EdD, Erich Herkloz, PT, MPT and Karen Nugent, PT will be Tuesday February 2, 2021
from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Eastern.