APTAMD Federal Advocacy

Together, we are stronger. Your membership allows us to advocate for the profession, patients, and community you serve.  Legislative priorities are set by our membership. Check out our 2024 Legislative Recap.

As of 6-21-24 APTA Chapters have introduced, supported or opposed, and monitored 839 bills encompassing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

APTA, Maryland advocates for the physical therapy community and the patients and families we serve in Maryland. Our legislative efforts are led by our government relations committee, our Board of Directors, and the lobbying firm of Brocato and Shattuck.  Let us know your availability for our September strategy and priority meeting.

View the bills and resources APTA is currently advocating in support of before the U.S. Congress.

APTA’s advocacy efforts combine expert analysis, a consistent lobbying presence, and the participation of our members, making us the leading voice of the profession with members of Congress, regulatory agencies, and commercial payers.

Read the Latest Federal Affairs Update (June 2024)

APTA Legislative Update Bill Status | APTA

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Learn about PPS' advocacy on issues impacting physical therapists and the communities they serve.

APTA and APTA Private Practice are supporting legislation that takes on misuse of prior authorization in Medicare Advantage plans has been introduced in the 118th Congress in both the House and Senate. Known as the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 8702/S. 4532), the bill doesn’t completely eliminate the use of prior authorization but would move Medicare Advantage toward a more transparent and less burdensome process.

Advocacy Resources | APTA Private Practice ( including legislative one-pagers and advocacy communications.

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