Resources for Members
- Impact Article: (Not) Working 9 to 5 (May 2019)
- Impact Article: Why Physical Therapy Should Embrace Telehealth (May 2019)
- Impact Article: Which Practice Is Right for You? (May 2019)
- Impact Article: Using a SWOT Analysis to Find the Right Partners (April 2019)
- Impact Article: Is Your Physical Therapy Practice also a Health Club? (March 2019)
- Impact Article: Sources of Funding (February 2019)
- Impact Article: Working Pro Bono (February 2019)
- Impact Article: Value Driven Pricing Models (November 2018)
- Impact Article: Get Ready for Value-Based Care. (October 2018)
- Impact Article: Value-Based Care: How to Participate. (September 2018)
A Message from Angela Wilson Pennisi, APTA Private Practice Chief Delegate
Practice and Business Financial Arrangements for Physical Therapists
In June 2020, APTA Private Practice sponsored and the House of Delegates passed RC22-20: Practice and Business Financial Arrangements for Physical Therapists following years of study and discussion on physical therapists' business models. The motion, intended to modernize APTA positions and prepare physical therapists to practice in today's health care environment passed with overwhelming support.
The position Practice and Business Financial Arrangements for Physical Therapists strengthens and broadens statements on collaboration to help guide APTA Private Practice members as they develop and engage in collaborative business models.
HOD Motion: RC22-20: Practice and Business Financial Arrangements for Physical Therapists
PPS Board Position Statement regarding Business Models
(Adopted by Board of Directors vote, August 2015)
PPS endorses all physical therapists' business models that improve the experience of care, improve the health of populations, and reduce per capita costs of health care.
Physical therapist services have grown in response to societal demand and market forces. Consolidation and vertical integration resulted in many questions from and concerns expressed by APTA Private Practice members and prospective members about permissable business models. APTA Private Practice has studied and discussed these issues extensively over the past decade, resulting in the above position statement and culminating in the successful passage of RC 22-20 by the 2020 House of Delegates.
The results of the 2015 Business Model Survey can be found here.
Following completion of the PT Value Project in X, Robert Hall was retained as APTA Private Practice Senior Payment Consultant and works to provide strategic insight into APTA Private Practice advocacy on payment for non-Federal payers, consult on private payer issues, and help raise the profile of the section as health care delivery reform advances.
For more information, contact APTA Private Practice at firstname.lastname@example.org