APTA Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates, August 2023
Get inside intel from APTA's Health Policy and Payment team on the most significant and impactful federal and commercial payer policy updates in 2023.
Throughout the year, APTA's regulatory staff will provide regular updates on federal rulemaking impacting policy and payment for both outpatient providers (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) and institutional, post-acute care providers (home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals). APTA will cover both proposed and final rules, and may address other nonrecurring federal rules that impact physical therapists.
And on the commercial payer front, you’ll receive regular roundups of significant updates to private payer policies, including changes at both national and regional levels.
This registration is for the August 24 webinar, which covers developments July-August 2023.
Please note: CEUs are available for this webinar. This course is eligible for 1.5 contact hours.
Kate W. Gilliard, JD
Director, Health Policy and Payment
Kate W. Gilliard, JD is director of Health Policy & Payment within APTA's Public Affairs Unit. Kate advocates to federal regulators and private insurers on policy issues affecting PT, and communicates important policy updates to members. Before joining APTA in 2018, she was a regulatory analyst with Centene Corporation, focusing on Affordable Care Act-compliant health care products. Prior to that, she was the ACA officer at the Illinois Department of Insurance, where she assisted the director in creating and implementing policies. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Alice Bell, PT, DPT
Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment
Alice is on staff as senior payment specialist in the Payment and Practice Management Department of the APTA. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana. Her specialties include integrated care delivery models, post-acute care, and long-term care. A board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, she has lectured and written many articles on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult. She has spent the majority of her career in post-acute care and long-term care settings and has more than 36 years of experience as a physical therapist. Her professional activities include serving as a member of the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Steering Committee, co-leader of the NQF Opioid Stewardship Member Workgroup, APTA appointee to the NDHI Opioid Crisis Workgroup, APTA appointee to the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Action Team, Member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Technical Expert Panel for Skilled Nursing Alternative Payment Systems, Appointee to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for Long Term Care Quality Measures, Member of the Steering Committee for NQF's National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Home Project, and representative of the Coalition of Rehab Therapy Organizations’ Joint Commission’s Long Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee.
Andrew Amari, JD
Specialist, Health Policy and Payment
Andrew Amari, JD is a specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit, advocating on regulatory policy issues affecting physical therapists in a variety of practice settings. Before joining the association in March 2022, Andrew was a regulatory analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges, focusing on hospital payment and graduate medical education policy issues. Andrew received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a JD from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar.
Specialist, Health Policy and Payment
Chase Kuhn, PT, DPT, is a specialist in APTA’s Health Policy and Payment unit, advocating for the profession of physical therapy as it relates to commercial insurers. He received both his bachelor’s degree in health science and his DPT with research specialization from the Ohio State University and subsequently participated in their Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. He joined APTA staff with prior work experience in financial loss mitigation and hospital-based revenue cycle administration.
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