Updates on the latest state and federal issues and information about how you can be involved in our grassroots efforts

The MPTA Legislative Committee works with the MPTA Lobbyist Firm, Muchmore, Harrington, and Smalley (login required) and the MPTA Board of Directors. This committee is a resource for MPTA members to get answers to specific questions regarding legislation in Michigan. Advocacy and Legislation at a National level is handled by APTA. Contact the MPTA office with your question at [email protected]

If you have questions about any of the legislative issues please contact the MPTA office with your question at [email protected]

If you would like to become more involved in legislative issues please see Action Steps for PT.

The support and participation of all MPTA members is much appreciated as we continue this investment in our future. If you have any suggestions, questions, answers or want to get more involved in any other way, please contact the MPTA office.

Legislative News:
 

MPTA Joins Health Can’t Wait Coalition to Put Patients First

posted: March 29, 2019

MPTA is proud to announce it has joined the Health Can’t Wait coalition, a growing and exciting partnership of patients, health care providers, and patient advocacy associations dedicated to putting Michigan patients first and ending delays in patients’ access to health care.

Health can’t wait. It’s a reality that health care providers understand and patients experience. Tragically, insurance company bureaucracy too often stands between patients and the medicine, treatment, or testing  they need.

Prior authorization, step therapy, and fail first requirements hamstring treatment, drive up prescription nonadherence and lead to diminished health.

That’s why Michigan patients, patient advocacy groups, health care providers, and practice staff are speaking out about the devastating impact prior authorization has on the state’s patient community.

We hope you’ll stand with us.  You can learn more about the coalition, its many members, about the reforms Michigan patients deserve, and about ways you can get involved by visiting the coalition online at HealthCantWait.org.  We also invite you to like our page on Facebook

If you’ve experienced health care delays or denials because of the reckless use of prior authorization or step therapy, we hope you’ll also visit the website and share your story.  Your experiences matter most, and they may make all the difference in the fight for reform.

Health Can’t Wait was created to defend patients against these costly, onerous, and dangerous payer practices. The initiative is bringing together the state’s leading physician and health care associations and organizations to speak with a single, clear voice and tell policymakers it’s time to put Michigan patients first.

The good news is, Michigan patients aren’t in this alone. They’ve got champions, and we’re ready to fight.

 

Register for the MPTA Advocacy Day

posted: March 05, 2019

 

Lunch 11:30-1:00 in the State Capitol.  We will let your legislator know you are attending!

Cick here to register for lunch

Join your colleagues in Lansing on April 9, 2019 for MPTA's Legislative Advocacy Day. We have important legislative priorities for 2019 including the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (SB 22) which has already been introduced by Senator Zorn! We have many other legislative priorities to inform our legislators of including mandatory reporting, auto no-fault reform and our continued fight against the burden of prior authorization,

  • Join MPTA and your colleagues for a delicious lunch with Legislators! MPTA will provide "talking points" for this event; please do not worry about what you will say - the MPTA talking points will get you started.
  • MPTA leadership will be onsite and available for assistance
  • This event is FREE and will count as 1 PDR credit under Activity Code 14  


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