June 13, 2017

2017 Elections – The following will start their terms of office January 1, 2018:

Secretary – 2 year term

Treasurer - 2 year term

Director for Legislative Affairs - 2 year term

Director for Conferences - 2 year term

Director for Membership and Academic Engagement - 2 year term

Chief Delegate – 2 year term

Delegate (4 elected in 2017) – 2 year term

Nominating Committee Member at Large – 2 year term

Nominating Committee – Eastern District - 2 year term

Nominating Committee – UP District - 2 year term

 

District Offices:

Eastern District Chair

Eastern District Director (1 position)

Northern District Vice-Chair

UP District Chair

UP District Vice Chair

Western District Vice Chair

Western District Secretary

 

Click Here to download the nomination form

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April 26, 2017

2017 SIGCE Committee (DACEF) for the CI Award: Krissy Stein , Sarah Bowering, Kathy Agrusa, Erica, Sherman, & Mandy Ma; Send all information to KSTEIN1@hfhs.org

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April 26, 2017

2017 SIGCE Committee (WMCEF) for the CCCE Award:  

Ashley Van Dam , Crystal Parker and Susan Butler.  Send all information to Ashley.VanDam@spectrumhealth.org

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April 26, 2017

APTA Credentialing Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)


-May 4-5,  2017 at Oakland University; contact Kris Thompson at kathomps@oakland.edu

-June 2-3, 2017 at Central Michigan University; contact Amber Marr at hawki1am@cmich.edu

-Nov 2-3, 2017 at University of Michigan Flint; contact Yulelissa Munger at ymunger@umflint.edu

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April 26, 2017

Congratulations to Elizabeth Mostrom, PT, PhD, FAPTA of the Michigan Chapter who has been selected by APTA's Board of Directors to be a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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April 26, 2017

MPTA Presentation by Linda Hall & Jennifer Dickson 3/25/2017:

 Enhancing Student Learning in the Clinical Setting:  Attendees of this course will have the opportunity to enhance his/her ability to create a variety of learning opportunities for students in the clinical setting. Accurate assessment of student learning and goal setting will be discussed. Attendees will be able to understand the challenging student and develop strategies to promote their success. The session will conclude with a review of available resources for clinical instructors.  Contact speakers for more details.   

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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 22, 2017

MPTA leaders  met with BCBSM on March 13 regarding the eviCore Utilization Management Program currently in use with the Medicare Plus Blue product.  MPTA represented the NUMEROUS concerns expressed by providers and patients alike.

BCBSM stated that the implementation date of the eviCore program for its commercial products will be delayed until January 2018.  MPTA will continue to push for substantial changes to the current program in the short term, and ultimately for its elimination.

 

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February 07, 2017

The MPTA Patient Action Center portal is now available!  This portal will allow patients to quickly and easily write letters to BCBSM about their negative experiences.  CLICK HERE to access the portal.

If your patients experience delays or other barriers to necessary care because of eviCore, they should be encouraged to call the number on the back of their ID card.  If the BCBSM Customer Service Representative determines it is a complaint/grievance, they will forward it according to BCBSM procedures. 

You should also encourage them to access the MPTA Patient Advocacy Action Center portal.  This will allow patients to use a template letter or customize their own letter, and will allow us to track the scope and extent of the problem.  BCBSM may follow-up with patients about their experiences, so please prepare them for that possibility and encourage them to freely share their frustrations.

MPTA is especially concerned about the potential for errant determinations of medical necessity by eviCore, who is required to ensure their determination is consistent with general Medicare standards.  According to BCBSM: “If at any time there is a dispute with the meeting of medical necessary, the provider can always request an appeal; for pre-auth the appeal goes to the MA PPO area for appeals at BCBSM and will be reviewed in full.”  Please email mpta@mpta.com to let us know how frequently you are using this appeals process and whether you feel it is timely and effective.

Please also contact MPTA if you are experiencing problems with your Provider Category (A, B, or C).  We have heard from members who have been mis-categorized and are being subject to unnecessary procedures with eviCore.

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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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March 24, 2015

Eastern District PT Pub Night  is the 3rd Thursday of the month, rotating location

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