Health within Reach

The Oregon Physical Therapy Association is a
chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association which represents over 90,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide and more than 1,300 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students in the state of Oregon.

APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.



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Blum Resigns From CMS

April 22, 2014: Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator for the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has... read more ›

Tablets: The Future of Care Coordination in Home Health?

April 22, 2014: It may not be a 1-size-fits-all solution, but least 1 fairly large home health care agency thinks it may have... read more ›

Interprofessionalism: Jargon vs Practice

April 22, 2014: Peruse articles on the future of health care, and you're likely to read plenty of references to "interprofess... read more ›

US Diabetes Rates Double in 20 Years, Diagnosis Rates Improve

April 21, 2014: The "staggering" increase in obesity rates among Americans is the most likely reason behind a near-doubling i... read more ›

Updates to the Regence and CareCore UM process

In an effort to respond to continued concerns about the Physical Medicine Program treatment request process, CareCore Nationa... read more ›

Help keep the pressure on for SGR and Therapy Cap Reform

Physical Therapy Advocacy at Home – How You Can Make a Difference Now that the Federal Advocacy Forum is over it is time to f... read more ›

APTA and OPTA urge Regence to make changes in prior authorization program

In response to numerous complaints from our membership, APTA sent Regence a letter detailing concerns, and subsequently met w... read more ›