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CMS Will Hold Providers’ Claims Beginning April 1
(Posted: 03/30/2021)

CMS announced they will hold providers’ claims beginning April 1 pending congressional action on the extension of the sequestration reduction suspension.

The MAC’s confirmed that claims paid with the reduction applied would be automatically reprocessed should the suspension be extended.

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U.S. Senate Passed a Compromise Bill to Extend the Moratorium on the Medicare Sequestration
(Posted: 03/26/2021)

On March 28, the U.S. Senate passed a compromise bill to extend the moratorium on the Medicare Sequestration for a nine-months (through the end of 2021).  The House must pass this legislation when it resumes in mid-April.

The current moratorium on the -2% Medicare sequestration expires on March 31. This will result in a temporary period beginning April 1 during which the -2% Medicare sequestration will be in effect.  CMS will hold claims submitted on and after April 1 until Congress addresesed the legislation. Claims paid with the reduction applied would be automatically reprocessed should the suspension be extended.

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Xavier Bacerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary
(Posted: 03/21/2021)

On March 18, Xavier Bacerra was confirmed as HHS Secretary by a 50-49 vote in the Senate.

Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican to cross the aisle to support the nominee. As a representative from CA, Secretary Bacerra was a strong supporter of PT issues.


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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 

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