November 19, 2018

MDHHS recently published the final bulletin regarding the proposed policy changes on which MPTA had commented this summer.  The final bulletin, MSA 18-29 was effective August 31, 2018.  It should be noted that these policy changes were not reflected in the October 1, 2018 version of the Medicaid Provider Manual. Of note, one change is that independent (private practice) therapists are eligible to enroll retroactively (if needed for reimbursement purposes) back to January 1, 2018 and bill for all Medicaid covered therapy for dates of service on and after 1/1/2018.    Reimbursement is no longer restricted to Medicare coinsurance amounts for these dates of service.

Click HERE to dowonload the bulletin. 

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November 15, 2018

Student Liaison to the Michigan Delegation to the House of Delegates

 

The Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA) is excited to announce a new opportunity for a PT or PTA student to serve a one year appointed term as a student liaison to the Michigan delegation to the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) House of Delegates (HOD). The HOD is an APTA policy-making body comprised of voting chapter delegates, non-voting delegates, and consultants. Delegates make decisions on issues that have far-reaching implications for the association and for the profession of physical therapy.

 

The student liaison will participate in meetings with the MI delegation and serve as the link between the HOD and PT/PTA students in Michigan. Therefore, the selected PT or PTA student should be comfortable with communicating HOD information and their experience as the student liaison via multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter and authoring articles in the MPTA newsletter and/or web blog.

 

Expectations of the Student Liaison:

  • Participate in MI delegation meetings: on-site meetings at Spring/Fall Conference plus 2-4 conference calls/year
  • Travel with the MI Delegation to the House of Delegates, participate in on-site meetings, and attend House proceedings in the gallery (2019 House of Delegates will be in Chicago, IL June 9th - 12th, 2019)
  • Read and review House motions, background papers, and Reports to the House and be prepared to discuss with the Delegation and report back to the student membership
  • Regularly communicate with students regarding issues before the House (video updates, social media posts, blog posts, Shorelines articles, etc)

 

Inclusion Criteria to Apply

  • APTA/MPTA student member in second or third year of academic program and in good academic standing
  • Commit to attending in-person delegate meetings at Spring & Fall Conference and participating in 2-4 phone conference calls in Spring 2019 (usually evenings mid-week)
  • Commit to traveling to the House of Delegates, participate in on-site Delegate meetings, and attend House proceedings in gallery (2019 HOD will be in Chicago, IL and financial support will be provided)
  • Commit to acting as a link for communication between students and the Delegation
  • Provide regular updates to students in MI on issues being discussed at the House
  • Provide one letter of reference from a professor or clinical instructor

 

Applications are accepted December 1st - December 31st, 2018. The selected individual will be notified by January 15, 2019.

https://goo.gl/forms/D0tEHnV9LBacGFxD2

 

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September 26, 2018

MPTA has created a resource document to help physical therapists who choose to approve the need for disability parking placards as allowed by Public Act 62 of 2018.

Click here to view the document.  

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August 23, 2018

MDHHS just announced providers must be enrolled in CHAMPS - the state's online Medicaid enrollment and billing system before January 1, 2019 to receive payments from Medicaid for services on or after January 1, 2019.

Udated instructions for Medicaid Provider Enrollment are found below.

CLICK HERE to see the MDHHS Announcement.

CLICK HERE for updated enrollment instructions.

 

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April 24, 2017

The Physical Therapy Section of the Public Health Code has been amended to allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to prescribe physical therapy:

 

PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978

***** 333.17820.amended THIS AMENDED SECTION IS EFFECTIVE APRIL 9, 2017 *****



333.17820.amended Practice of physical therapy or physical therapist assistant; license or authorization required; engaging in treatment with or without prescription of certain license holders; use of words, titles, or letters.

Sec. 17820.

(1) An individual shall not engage in the practice of physical therapy or practice as a physical therapist assistant unless licensed or otherwise authorized under this part. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall engage in the treatment of a patient if that treatment is prescribed by a health care professional who is an advanced practice registered nurse as that term is defined in section 17201, or who holds a license issued under part 166, 170, 175, or 180, or an equivalent license issued by another state. A physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant may engage in the treatment of a patient without the prescription of a health care professional who is an advanced practice registered nurse as that term is defined in section 17201, or who holds a license issued under part 166, 170, 175, or 180, or an equivalent license issued by another state, under either of the following circumstances:

(a) For 21 days or 10 treatments, whichever first occurs. However, a physical therapist shall determine that the patient's condition requires physical therapy before delegating physical therapy interventions to a physical therapist assistant.

(b) The patient is seeking physical therapy services for the purpose of preventing injury or promoting fitness.

 

 

(2) The following words, titles, or letters or a combination of words, titles, or letters, with or without qualifying words or phrases, are restricted in use only to those persons authorized under this part to use the terms and in a way prescribed in this part: "physical therapy", "physical therapist", "doctor of physiotherapy", "doctor of physical therapy", "physiotherapist", "physiotherapy", "registered physical therapist", "licensed physical therapist", "physical therapy technician", "physical therapist assistant", "physical therapy assistant", "physiotherapist assistant", "physiotherapy assistant", "p.t. assistant", "p.t.", "r.p.t.", "l.p.t.", "c.p.t.", "d.p.t.", "m.p.t.", "p.t.a.", "registered p.t.a.", "licensed p.t.a.", "certified p.t.a.", "c.p.t.a.", "l.p.t.a.", "r.p.t.a.", and "p.t.t.".

Section 17201:

Sec. 17201. (1) As used in this part:

(a) “Advanced practice registered nurse” or “a.p.r.n.” means a registered professional nurse who has been granted

a specialty certification under section 17210 in 1 of the following health profession specialty fields:

(i) Nurse midwifery.

(ii) Nurse practitioner.

(iii) Clinical nurse specialist.

PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978

***** 333.17820.amended THIS AMENDED SECTION IS EFFECTIVE APRIL 9, 2017 *****

 


333.17820.amended Practice of physical therapy or physical therapist assistant; license or authorization required; engaging in treatment with or without prescription of certain license holders; use of words, titles, or letters.

 

Sec. 17820.

(1) An individual shall not engage in the practice of physical therapy or practice as a physical therapist assistant unless licensed or otherwise authorized under this part. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall engage in the treatment of a patient if that treatment is prescribed by a health care professional who is an advanced practice registered nurse as that term is defined in section 17201, or who holds a license issued under part 166, 170, 175, or 180, or an equivalent license issued by another state. A physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant may engage in the treatment of a patient without the prescription of a health care professional who is an advanced practice registered nurse as that term is defined in section 17201, or who holds a license issued under part 166, 170, 175, or 180, or an equivalent license issued by another state, under either of the following circumstances:

(a) For 21 days or 10 treatments, whichever first occurs. However, a physical therapist shall determine that the patient's condition requires physical therapy before delegating physical therapy interventions to a physical therapist assistant.

(b) The patient is seeking physical therapy services for the purpose of preventing injury or promoting fitness.

(2) The following words, titles, or letters or a combination of words, titles, or letters, with or without qualifying words or phrases, are restricted in use only to those persons authorized under this part to use the terms and in a way prescribed in this part: "physical therapy", "physical therapist", "doctor of physiotherapy", "doctor of physical therapy", "physiotherapist", "physiotherapy", "registered physical therapist", "licensed physical therapist", "physical therapy technician", "physical therapist assistant", "physical therapy assistant", "physiotherapist assistant", "physiotherapy assistant", "p.t. assistant", "p.t.", "r.p.t.", "l.p.t.", "c.p.t.", "d.p.t.", "m.p.t.", "p.t.a.", "registered p.t.a.", "licensed p.t.a.", "certified p.t.a.", "c.p.t.a.", "l.p.t.a.", "r.p.t.a.", and "p.t.t.".

 

 

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March 03, 2016

At the February 11 Western District meeting a financial advisor provided information about student loans and how to manage them once employed.  The presentation can be viewed by clicking here.

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