It’s Monday, August 6th, 2018. Download the latest newscast here.
- Final rules will go into effect in October (Check out the APTA article here):
- Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) will move to the Patient Driven Payment Model (Check out our interview with Kara Gainer here).
- Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) will drop the FIM and 2 quality reporting measures.
- Home Health is still providing feedback on the proposed Patient Driven Groupings Model. One of the more significant changes is the switch to the 30 day episode of care. The comment period closes on August 31, 2018.
- Health & Human Services released final rulings on August 1st for the administration’s healthcare plans. Check out the AP story here.
- KT Tape settles a class action lawsuit over false advertising. The tape does not, in fact, treat carpal tunnel, ankle sprains, etc. Surprise! Check out the process to submit a claim here. (If you purchased KT Tape between October 2011 and November 2017, you might be eligible!)
FAQ: The Physical Therapy Licensure Compact:
- There are states in the compact, and states issuing privileges, what’s the difference?
- There are 21 states in the compact. However, only 5 of those states (Oregon, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, & Tennessee) are currently actively issuing privileges. The other 16 states are working on getting the issuing process in place–stay tuned!
- What do I have to do to get privileges?
- Your home state MUST be in one of the states that is actively issuing privileges. Then you are able to go to ptcompact.org to apply for privileges in any other state that is actively issuing privileges.
- If I’m in a compact state, do I hold a multi-state license?
- No, you have to apply for privileges in each state you want to practice in?
- Will I get a paper wallet card/wall certificate for each state I hold privileges in?
- No, you will get a receipt when you apply for privileges, but no paper copy. Your employer & the public will be able to search for your privileges via ptcompact.org/verification.