This course provides an overview of the implementation of health care reform and the opportunities and challenges for physical therapists in a post-reform environment. This session will focus on policy provisions, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payment methodologies, and health care insurance marketplaces. In addition, information on the health care mandate from the PT employer perspective will be provided. This information will address the health coverage requirements for small PT businesses.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on physical therapists in CA
- Understand payment and access issues related to the ACA
- Understand the requirement imposed upon the physical therapy practice owner for coverage of their employees
Rick Katz, PT, DPT has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 1979 and obtained his Physical Therapy certification from a combined program at CSUN and UCLA in 1980. He went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from CSUN in 1985 and his DPT from E.I.M. Institute in 2013.
He is currently a faculty member at CSUN. He currently serves as the Chairperson for the CPTA’s Payment Policy Committee, member of the Finance Committee and is a past CPTA Board of Directors member. He chairs the APTA Private Practice Section’s ACO task force. He is the recipient of the CPTA’s James McKillip Leadership Award and the Charles Magistro Service Award.
Rick is the President of Adient Physical Therapy which owns and operates PT facilities in 4 western states. Rick enjoys the combination of patient care, management and teaching along with his volunteer work with the APTA.
2.0 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs (approval pending)
PTs, PTAs, Students, Private Practitioners and other Allied Health Professionals
Registration received by March 30, 2015
$0 APTA PT members
All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received by March 24. No refunds after March 24, 2015.