Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with APTA Maryland is a great way to learn, grow, and make a difference in your association. APTAMD offers a variety of ways to serve and make a difference for your profession.

New Year - New Strategic Plan

The APTA Maryland continues to work on increasing member value and engagement, and implementing the Chapter's vision to empower the diverse communities in Maryland to advance health and wellness  by optimizing movement and function. We need a road map that provides the strategy to make a strong impact on the profession and society. If you are interested in being a part of this process, please let us know.   Goals
  • Increase member value and engagement
  • Foster the long-term sustainability of the physical therapy profession,
  • Elevate the quality of care provided by PTs and PTAs
  • Maximize stakeholder awareness of the value of physical therapy

Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Awards 
The Awards Committee reviews candidates nominated for Chapter Awards that include: Florence O. and Henry P. Kendall, Richard T. Peret Distinguished Service, Outstanding PTA, Stephen M. Levine, and Student Rising Stars. The Awards Committee accepts nominating through September 1. Awards are presented at the Chapter's Fall Annual Conference and Member Meeting.

Education
The Continuing Education Committee is responsible for planning, managing and evaluating the Chapter’s continuing education programs at our Spring and Fall Conferences.  The committee reviews proposals for sessions and posters at both events.
  • Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month via Zoom (7:00-8:00 pm)
Finance
The Finance Committee advises the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to the association's financial needs, growth, and stability based on periodic review of income, expenditure, and investments. The committee shall present an annual budget to the Board of Directors.
  • Meetings: This committee meets annually in the late summer/early fall and on an as needed basis throughout the year via conference call.
Government Relations
The Government Relations Committee monitors, evaluates and develops positions on proposed state and county legislation and regulations which affect the practice and profession of physical therapy and the profession’s role in the health care delivery system. The Committee works with the Chapter’s Legislative Counsel to develop proposed legislation that affects the practice of physical therapy, collaborating with other groups in the Chapter that need to develop legislation, and collaborating with external groups to develop coalitions, when appropriate.
  • Meetings: The Committee meets in person prior to each legislative session with our lobbying team and leadership. In addition, through legislative session we communicate via email and meet on an as needed basis throughout the year via conference call.
  • Annual Lobby Day: Join us on February 19th in Annapolis for our Physical Therapy Impact Day. We make the appts for you and will send you talking points and briefing packets.
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of at least two candidates, if possible, for officers, directors, delegates and members of the Nominating Committee. The committee also fosters activities that maintain and promote a pool of nominees.  Seeking 2 members to fill vacancies. If you are interested, please e-mail the Chapter.

Practice Committee
The Practice Committee is responsible for addressing issues concerning the practice of physical therapy in Maryland. They also serve as a resource and provides support to the membership.
  • Meetings: TBD. This Committee currently communicates via email.
Reimbursement Committee
The Reimbursement Committee is responsible for addressing reimbursement issues for physical therapy services as they affect consumers, providers, employers and insurers. The Reimbursement Committee addresses numerous reimbursement issues including, but not  limited to, documentation, fee schedules/screens/caps, coding/billing issues, insurer and government health policy, consumer/provider/insurer education, mediation and the audit process for review of claims for physical therapy reimbursement. So much changing, and it is imperative that we have knowledge of what is going on in the community and around the state.

In addition to troubleshooting member requests for assistance, the committee has an expert discuss a specific issues related to payment each month. Members can join in for one of our monthly calls or become a formal member of the committee. Do you have a topic you would like the committee to find an expert to present on? Would you like to present to the committee on a specific issue that is impacting reimbursement and how you practice? Let us know.
  • Meetings: The Committee meets via Zoom the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00 - 9:00 pm.
Questions?