IMPORTANT Message re AB 1000

The attached letter describes the position of the Physical Therapy Business Alliance (PTBA) on AB 1000, the California Physical Therapy Association’s (CPTA) current bill supporting limited direct access to physical therapy and legalizing physician self referral, historically known as physician-owned physical therapy services (ie, POPTS).

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Oppose AB 1000 and CPTA BOD Actions

Physical therapy, especially outpatient private practice, is being threatened in California.  Unfortunately, our own leaders of the California Chapter of the APTA are a significant part of the problem.  Hundreds of therapists in CA and the Independent Physical Therapists of CA (iPT CA) are very concerned about the compromises in the current version of AB 1000.

This bill will grant…

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NBC Investigation Reveals Truth About POPTS – Your Comments Needed Now

POPTS are Destroying Independent #PhysicalTherapy Practices in California and Across the Nation.
June 17th, 2011 – KNBC Los Angeles's Frank Snepp, investigative reporter exposes POPTS clinics in his story published Friday in the late afternoon.  Click here to view it and make sure you comment
He mentions some of the important facts and conflicts of interest…

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Referral for Profit (POPTS) – The Battle over Billions of Wasted Dollars in CA

The California Private Practice Special Interest Group – fired off a press release on Feb 23 in response to Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi's (D-Hayward) two bills (AB 374 and AB 783) that, if passed, would legalize POPTS in CA and also allow athletic trainers to be licensed under the CA Medical Board and therefore, bill CPT codes.
California needs…

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