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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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Article Questions 'Rush' to EHRs

July 21, 2014: A recent Boston Globe article explores some critics' claims that a government-incentivized "rush" to the adopt... read more ›

APTA Opposes UnitedHealthcare's Plan to Use Functional Reporting Requirements

July 21, 2014: APTA is urging that UnitedHealthcare (UHC) stop its plan to implement Medicare outpatient therapy functional r... read more ›

Proposed OPPS Rules Subject of New APTA Summary

July 21, 2014: A new APTA summary focuses on proposed rules for the 2015 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS... read more ›

Innovative Physical Therapy Models Chosen for Further APTA Support

July 18, 2014: Following a rigorous review that included a "Shark Tank"-like workshop and critique in May, APTA has announce... read more ›

Make plans now to meet your legislator in August

As the August recess rapidly approaches, now is the time to start planning your advocacy activities. Members of congress will... read more ›

Congress Considers Post-Acute Care Reform

This legislation would instruct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to standardize patient assessment data, quality, a... read more ›

Regence updates the Physical Medicine program in The Connection

The following is reprinted from the Regence provider newsletter available here . It was written by Regence not by the OPTA, ... read more ›