Raintree Systems has joined the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) Board of Directors as an At-Large Member. In this capacity, APTQI and Raintree will continue to advocate for positive legislative and regulatory change to support the future of the physical therapy profession.
“We are excited to join APTQI as an at-large board member. The advocacy programs and opportunities supported by APTQI have enabled us to join in on the fight against future Medicare cuts and advocate positively for our profession and the patients we serve.”
— Terrence D. Sims, President of Strategic Growth and Marketing of Raintree Systems
“Raintree Systems has brought incredible value to APTQI since we began our partnership earlier this year. Their team has been an invaluable part of our advocacy efforts to block Medicare’s planned 9% payment cut to physical and occupational therapy.
“We look forward to expanding our relationship with the Raintree Systems team to further advance policy solutions that support the physical therapy profession and help ensure patient access to therapy services in the outpatient setting.”
— Nikesh Patel, PT, executive director of APTQI
APTQI strongly opposes the across-the-board 9% payment cuts to physical and occupational therapy in the proposed Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule for CY2021. Therapy professionals across the country, joined by over 229 bipartisan members of the US House, are calling on Congressional leaders to find policy solutions to address the excessively steep cuts before they take effect on January 1, according to a media release.
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