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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 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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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 


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 

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