• Advocacy

    The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and physical therapists are active in lobbying Congress to make sure that patient services remain covered under programs like Medicare. It is important for patients to also let their voices be heard!

    Advocate for Physical Therapy Services

    APTA's Patient Action Center is updated throughout the year as legislation is introduced in Congress that affects your access to treatment by a physical therapist.

    Share Your Story

    • APTA is trying to ensure that Congress understands the detrimental effect of the Medicare therapy cap on patients. Would your care be affected by the cap? Are you willing to share your story? Please e-mail advocacy@apta.org.
    • The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) is seeking patient stories to ensure coverage for skilled maintenance therapy. The recent Jimmo vs. Sebelius Settlement Agreement provides clarification to safeguard against unfair denials by Medicare contractors for skilled therapy services that aid in maintaining a patient’s current condition or to prevent or slow decline. If you have been denied Medicare coverage because you were not "improving,” visit here to share your story.