What's New Archives

07/01/2015

[UPDATED] Annual Conference Presentation Proposal Deadline

Submit to Speak By August 10!

06/26/2015

Consistency Matters

Thoughts from APTA CEO J. Michael Bowers

06/25/2015

House Bill 169 - Legislative Discussion

Share Your Ideas and Collaborate on the Discussion Board

06/20/2015

Lunch & Learn Webinars! Join Us!

CEU Webinar Series Hosted by OPTA

06/05/2015

House Bill 169 Video Released!

Learn about this PT legislation

06/03/2015

Annual Conference 2016: Call for Presentations!

UPDATED Deadline: August 10, 2015

06/02/2015

PTA Caucus Representative Update

From OPTA Member Sanaz Holcomb, PTA

06/01/2015

OPTA Opportunities: Research Grant Funding

Upcoming Deadlines - July 10, August 3, August 14

05/07/2015

OPTA Research Grants Open!

Deadline: August 14, 2015

04/02/2015

Did You Miss OPTA's Annual Conference?

Here Are Some of the Highlights!

04/02/2015

Check Out the OPTA Student Intern Blog

Meet Phil Schaub - DPT Student from OSU

04/01/2015

Are YOU Ready for Advocacy Day?

April 9, 2015 is the day!

04/01/2015

Annual Conference 2015: Know Before You Go

Tips, tricks and helpful links!

04/01/2015

2015 OPTA Elections Open!

Cast Your Vote

03/08/2015

Get Social at Advocacy Day & Annual Conference!

Four Events You Don't Want to Miss!

03/02/2015

Tell Us About OPTA Rock Stars

National Award Winners, Scholarship Winners, or Grant Recipients!

02/16/2015

Student Essay Contests Now Open!

Travel to APTA's PT Day on Capitol Hill

02/10/2015

Submit OPTA Award Nominations

Deadline: Friday, February 20!

01/06/2015

So, You've Received a CE Audit Notification...

Read on to find out what to do next...

12/31/2014

PTAs - Things to Know About Your Upcoming Renewal

General Info + Helpful Resources

12/31/2014

OPTA's Top 10 Memories of 2014

Recapping The Past Year as We Look Forward to 2015!

12/17/2014

OPTA Office Closed for Holidays!

Just a Reminder!

10/29/2014

Nominations Open for OPTA Members

Elect the Future Leaders!

10/22/2014

OPTA Seeking 2015 Annual Conference Sponsors!

Learn About Marketing with OPTA

10/22/2014

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Geriatric Residency Program - Accredited!

Recognized By the American Board of PT Residency & Fellowship Education

10/03/2014

Leadership Development Conference Handouts Here!

Available Online Only!

10/03/2014

Scientific Symposium Handouts Here!

Available Online Only!

09/26/2014

Congrats to the Winners of the National Student Conclave Trip!

From Cleveland State University and Ohio University

09/15/2014

Keynote Speaker Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS, FAACVPR to Present at LDC

Leadership Development Conference Coming Up!

09/02/2014

Meet Our 2014 Scientific Symposium Speakers!

Click to Read Bios & Course Descriptions for Fall Day of Learning

08/18/2014

Be Prepared for Changes Coming to Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Changes to Incentive/Premium Discount Program Enrollment Deadlines

01/02/2014

OPTA's Annual Conference Registration is Open!

Don't Miss Out on Early-Bird Pricing!

07/28/2010

Ohio State Fair This Weekend!

On Sunday, August 1st, OPTA will sponsor the Third Annual Ohio State Fair 5K Run and Walk, as well as host a booth on the Midway Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st.

07/10/2009

Call to Action on State Budget Affecting DME Services

PTs in skilled nursing care need to contact members of the Conference Committee to voice opposition to the bundling of their services.

06/26/2009

Providers to Serve on BWC’s Labor Management Advisory Council

The OPTA was successful in having an amendment included in House Bill 15, the Bureau of Workers Compensation Biennial Budget Bill.

06/11/2009

OPTA to Sponsor Ohio State Fair 5K

On Saturday, August 1st, OPTA will sponsor the Second Annual Ohio State Fair 5K Run and Walk.

06/03/2009

Highlights on Rules Changes Effective May 2009

The following is a brief summary of the rules changes made by the Physical Therapy Section that went into effect on May 1, 2009.

06/04/2008

OPTA UNVEILS NEW CAREER CENTER

As your primary resource for professional development and services, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association is excited to announce a brand new addition to our website.

05/27/2008

Competitive bidding for DMEPOS under the Medicare Program

On July 1, 2008, physical therapists in Ohio will be affected by Medicare's Competitive Acquisition of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS), also known as competitive bidding.

05/13/2008

Tom DiAngelis Testifies before Congress on Fee Schedule Cuts

Tom DiAngelis, PT, OPTA Reimbursement Chair, testified on May 8 at a hearing of the Committee on Small Business of the U.S. House of Representatives.

04/14/2008

AWARDS NOMINATIONS

We encourage you to take a moment and look at the PT's, PTA's, and students you work with, those you know through the association, and those you know personally. Consider nominating one, or all, of them for one of the awards listed below. This is a great opportunity to recognize those therapists who go above and beyond for their patients, for their colleagues, and for their profession.

12/20/2007

CONGRESS PASSES THE MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND SCHIP EXTENSION ACT OF 2007 (S. 2499)

Congress has approved legislation postponing the Medicare therapy cap and scheduled cuts to the physician fee schedule.

12/19/2007

Announcing the Launch of the STP Initiative

APTA is pleased to announce the launch of the Strategic Thinking and Planning (STP) Initiative.

01/02/2003

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

CMS Accepts PT Practice Expense Data in Fee Schedule Rule

Payments to physical therapists will be increased by 2% beginning March 1, 2003, reflecting the acceptance by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of practice expense survey data submitted by APTA. The practice expense payments are part of the long-awaited final rule on the Medicare 2003 Physician Fee Schedule, released today by CMS.