Many physical therapist work in a private practice or small business settings. Issues like locum tenens and Medicare private contracting are important to these business that provide physical therapy services to the community.
APTA has long supported allowing physical therapists to "opt out" of the Medicare program and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries. APTA believes that Medicare beneficiaries should be empowered to select the health professional of their choice and would support legislative change to allow for physical therapists and other health care professionals to privately contract with beneficiaries.
Position Paper: Medicare Patient Empowerment Act (116th Congress) (.pdf)
Last Updated: 2/27/2020