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December 04, 2018
December 04, 2018
Student Emerging Leader Award
The Recipient of the award will receive $1000 to be awarded at the WPTA Spring Conference.
PT/PTA students will write an essay (no longer than 500 words) to apply that should address the following 3 areas:
Additionally, 2 professional letters of recommendation are required.
The application essay should be a word document or PDF. Please attach/send the two letters of recommendation and student application essay in one email. In the email also include full name, what school attending, year in school, APTA ID# and address.
The winner will be chosen by the WPTA Academic Liaison Committee and notified within two weeks of the application deadline.
In this rapidly changing health care environment, it's crucial that practitioners and administrators learn as much as possible from each other-and orthopedics is no exception. An upcoming conference aims to provide a platform for just such an exchange and is offering APTA members a discount on registration.
The Interdsciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care, set for January 18-20 in Newport Beach, California, is an event that brings physicians, health care executives, nurses, and physical therapists (PTs) together to learn and share insights on everything from improving patient outcomes to understanding how concepts such as "Medicare for all" could affect individual practice. Sponsored by the American College of Perioperative Medicine, the conference features a long list of leaders in orthopedic care, including APTA Board of Directors member Kip Schick, PT, DPT...READ MORE
Let your patients know they can pay tribute to a therapist who's made a difference in their life or in the life of a loved one by nominating them for WPTA's PT of the Year Award.
The nomination deadline is January 31, 2019. Please visit http://www.wpta.org/about-wisconsin-physical-therapy/awards/index.cfm for more information.
It's time to recognize your peers for a WPTA award!
Outstanding Service Award
Clinical Excellence Award
Hall of Fame Award
Clinical Instructor of the Year
PTA Award of Excellence
Rookie of the Year Award
Otto A. Cordero Award for Lifetime Achievement
Wisconsin Private Practice Award
District Volunteer Service Award
Click here for full descriptions of each award and a nomination form. The nomination deadline is January 31, 2019. Awards will be presented at the WPTA Spring 2019 Conference in La Crosse.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its approval of Wisconsin's request to impose work requirements on some Medicaid recipients and make other changes to the program. CMS turned down some of Wisconsin's requested changes, including Gov. Scott Walker's bid to drug test all Medicaid applicants. However, the state will be allowed to ask applicants if they have used drugs in the past or if they are in recovery through a health risk assessment.The state also will be allowed to impose new copays and premiums on beneficiaries.
As background on Medicaid waivers: In January 2018, CMS issued new guidance for state Medicaid waiver proposals that would impose work requirements in Medicaid as a condition of eligibility. As of June 2018, four states had approved waivers to implement Medicaid work requirements, seven states had waiver requests pending with CMS, and other states are considering or developing work requirement programs. With Wisconsin receiving approval to implement Medicaid work requirements, six other states - Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Ohio, and Utah- have applications pending and several others are poised to join them. There are a number of concerns regarding this requirement and its impact on access to health care; a recent issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation outlines some of the potential impacts.
The WPTA Board of Directors voted unanimously to suspend an increase in 2019 dues scheduled to occur in accordance with our Chapter bylaws. The Board works diligently to increase revenue from other sources and carefully manages expenses, maximizing the benefits to our members while keeping dues increases to a minimum. We are fortunate to have members who are committed to creating a positive PT practice environment in Wisconsin and nationally through the leadership of the WPTA. Thank You!