APTA Regulatory Update: CMS 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
APTA is hosting a standalone webinar to provide an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule; this annual rule establishes critical policies on payment for outpatient physical therapists.
APTA will provide a summary of the significant policies in the final rule that govern annual payment updates for outpatient providers, as well as changes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and other relevant policy issues. Speakers may also cover additional topics discussed in the rule, as well as nonrecurring policy proposals that may impact payment and practice.
The live webinar is free to APTA members, and will take place on Nov. 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET. The webinar will be recorded, and both the recording and slides will be available following the live webinar content.
Please note: CEUs are not yet approved for this webinar, but are pending. If approved, this course will be eligible for up to 1.5 CEU 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.
Rachel Miller, MPH
Specialist, Health Policy and Payment
Rachel Miller, MPH is a health policy and payment specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit as of August 2022. Rachel advocates to federal regulators on policy issues that affect the physical therapy profession. Before joining the association, she was working towards her master's degree in health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While continuing her education, Rachel showed community members how to obtain health insurance as Certified Application Counselor in a student-run clinic. Before that, she helped stop the spread of COVID-19 as a case investigator at a local health department. She obtained her bachelor's degree in public health from the University of South Florida.
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