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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.  

APTA Private Practice Members are uniquely and strongly positioned to create health care value, promote population health and improve the experience of care.  PPS is stronger, more vibrant and more secure when we are unified around these common goals.

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.

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