A Message from Angela Wilson Pennisi, PPS Chief Delegate
While APTA and the House of Delegates have provided endorsement of physical therapists engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration in the past, limited guidance has been provided regarding the qualities of collaborative business relationships, outside of prohibitions on ownership of physical therapist services. PPS has been engaging in dialogue for the past five years to modernize APTA positions to prepare physical therapist practice for today's health care environment.
The process began with collecting information in 2013 and 2015 about what types of business models physical therapists engage in across multiple settings, which resulted in adoption of the PPS Board Position on Business Models. In 2019, the House of Delegates engaged in robust discussion regarding ownership and business models, leading The Private Practice Section to form a task force of members and stakeholders from other components of APTA to develop motion language.
The motion RC22-20: Practice and Business Financial Arrangements for Physical Therapists submitted for the 2020 House of Delegates is the culmination of those discussions and if adopted, will strengthen and broaden statements on collaboration to help guide PPS members as they develop and engage in collaborative business models.
HOD Motion: RC22-20: Practice and Business Financial Arrangements for Physical Therapists
Action! Please contact your Chief Delegate by Friday May 29, 2020, and ask them to support RC22-20: Practice and Business Financial Arrangements for Physical Therapists.
Comments or Questions
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? Please reach out to PPS Chief Delegate Angela Wilson Pennisi, PT, MS, with any questions or feedback on the motion