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April 27: Attend Maine Chapter Advocacy Brunch & Spring Conference!

Please join us for the Maine Chapter's Advocacy Brunch & Spring Conference. Conference speakers are Karen Huhn and Lisa Giallonardo. Click here for detailed informationREGISTER ONLINE TODAY or download a paper registration form to mail in. There will also be a PT Pub Night on Friday, April 26, at the Bangor Beer Company from 7:30-10:30 pm - open for all PTs and PTAs! Questions? Please contact mainechapter@apta.org.

Donate Today to Help Physical Therapy Practice In Maine!

The Maine Chapter of the APTA is working closely with Senator Sanborn to pass LD 498: Resolve, Regarding Reimbursement of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Codes under MaineCare. The Maine Chapter of the APTA supports the proposed bill to increase reimbursement when seeing patients under MaineCare. By supporting this bill, the chapter will incur increased lobbying expenses associated with the Legislative Sessions. We anticipate an additional $12,500 in expenses. Every dollar counts - please donate today to help subsidize this expense! Checks can be made payable to Maine Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, and sent to 1055 N Fairfax St, Suite 205, Alexandria, VA 22314. Thank you for your support! 

ACTION NEEDED on LD 498

Senator Sanborn introduced LD 498, “Resolve, Regarding Reimbursement of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Codes under MaineCare” to the Maine Legislature on behalf of the Chapter. The bill requires the Department of Health & Human Services to increase reimbursement for PT and OT codes to 70% of Medicare.  (We are currently reimbursed about 40% of Medicare.) The bill is scheduled for a public hearing before the Health and Human Services Committee on Wed, Feb 27, at 9:00 am.  We need you to write a letter asking the committee to vote “Ought to Pass” on LD 498; click here for a letter template.  Please email your letter to Jen Corbeil and she will bring it to the hearing.  You should copy your own State Representative and Senator on the letter. General suggested talking points (you might have ideas for others!): 

  • MaineCare reimbursement is about 40% of Medicare rates. This is far less than it cost to deliver the service. 
  • There have not been any significant increases in physical therapy reimbursement in 10 or more years. (We aren’t sure when the last official increase was, but we think it was circa 2009 when the state had to convert to a payment system based on CPT codes – but even then it was not a significant increase.)
  • MaineCare expansion means more people will need our services but they may not be able to get them if PTs have to limit how many MaineCare patients they take in order to stay in business.

If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Simons or Jen Corbeil. Thanks in advance for your prompt attention to this matter and your help!

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To place an ad in the chapter's monthly electronic newsletter, submit an Advertising Order Form; to place an ad for a job, visit the Career Center above. If you'd be interested in sponsoring one of our courses, contact mainechapter@apta.org.

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