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June 13, 2017

APTA Patient Action Center - Help Patients Find Their Voice

The APTA Patient Action Center (http://www.apta.org/TakeAction/) gives patients and nonmembers the opportunity to send prewritten letters to their members of Congress. This allows Members of Congress to hear about the patient impact that certain bills or federal regulations will have on their constituents.


Click here tpo find out why you should be a part of the APTA Patient Action Center

April 21, 2017

The following dry needling regulations for appropriately trained Kansas physical therapists were passed on April 14, 2017.

The regulations went into effect May 12, 2017.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact kansas@apta.org.  The KPTA and the Physical Therapy Advisory Council will soon release an FAQ regarding this information to further clarify the regulations.

As for now, please make sure you check with your liability provider to ensure that dry needling by a physical therapist is covered under your policy.  In addition, dry needling is predominantly a cash based service at this point.  However, it is recommended that you contact the patient’s payer source to confirm that it is NOT a covered service.  A few payers are beginning to cover it and they will identify their preferred billing code if this is the case.

As evidence based practice advances with physical therapists providing dry needling resulting in efficient  outcomes, it is hoped it will be a covered service in the future.

Regulations

April 13, 2017

The KPTA held their annual spring conference on April 7-9  at the Double Tree  Hilton in Wichita with attendance exceeding 200 PT/PTAs .  Special guest include Kip Schick PT, MBA, from the APTA Board of Directors. 

Events included 19 hours of Programming, Research platform presentations and posters, 14 exhibitors and the chapter business meeting followed by a retirement reception for Camilla Wilson, long time member, past Chapter President and former WSU PT Program Director.  

At the business meeting the following individuals were elected: President : Susie Harms PT, MHS , Vice President : Camille Snyder PT,DPT, Nominating Committee: Thomas Van Towle PT, DPT and PTA Caucus Rep Deanne Yates.

 

Carolyn Bloom Lifetime Achievement Award: Pam Palmer PT and Pat Erickson PT,DPT

Susan Tork Distinguished service award: Susan Wanska, PT, OCS

 

Kayla Keckeisen :Outstanding Physical Therapist student (Rockhurst)

 

The Kansas Chapter hoped to welcome their new Executive Director, Anne Harding  to the meeting.  However,  severe weather conditions cancelled flights in the East and Southern parts of the country.  We wish Andi Page our best as she moves to California to be closer to family.

 

March 09, 2017

Introducing Classified Advertising on KPTA.com

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The KPTA website will accept advertising for employment opportunities and educational activities. Miscellaneous listings for such items as used equipment or practices for lease/sale, fellowships/scholarships available, networking or volunteer opportunities available, etc. will be accepted. Product advertisements are not accepted.

Editorial Policy

All advertisements must conform with the ethical standards and policies of KPTA.  KPTA reserves the right to decline any advertisement considered contrary to, or in conflict with, KPTA bylaws, policies, or Code of Ethics.  The appearance of an advertisement on the KPTA website does not constitute or imply endorsement of an employer or of an educational activity by KPTA. KPTA does not verify the accuracy of an advertisement.

Eligilibility

The following categories of people and organizations are eligible to advertise on the KPTA website:

  • Commercial organizations whose products are eligible for advertising in KPTA publications
  • Nonprofit or philanthropic organizations, such as recognized and accredited schools and national foundations
  • Recognized and reputable health organizations
  • Persons or organizations that provide continuing education for PTs and PTAs
  • KPTA members for promotional needs on a case-by-case basis

Referral-for-profit companies are not eligible to advertise on the KPTA website. Recruiters must divulge the name of their client for whom they are representing.

Non-compliance with the “Financial Considerations in Practice” policy may, at the sole discretion of the KPTA Executive Director, result in the rejection of the website advertisement, either before or after initial acceptance.  No refunds shall be granted in such cases.  Purchaser understands and accepts these terms and has executed and returned the attached Certification to signify same.

The Certification below must be fully executed and returned at the time of request. Purchaser waives all rights to contest KPTA’s decision, which shall be final. Purchaser’s submission of this website advertisement form represents consent to KPTA to make reasonable inquiry and investigation regarding Purchaser’s compliance with KPTA policies.

July 21, 2016

Jurisprudence Exam offered by KPTA - Now Available Online

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Physical therapist and physical therapist assistants licensed in KS have the opportunity to earn one (1) credit hour of CE credit by taking the Jurisprudence Exam developed by the PT Advisory Council of the KS State Board of Healing Arts. 

 

Overview
Physical therapist and physical therapist assistants licensed in KS have the opportunity to earn one (1) credit hour of CE credit by taking this Jurisprudence Exam developed by the PT Advisory Council of the KS State Board of Healing Arts.

Exam Specifics

  • The cost of the exam is $18 for members and $30 for nonmembers of the KPTA.
  • Participants are welcomed and encouraged to review the KS State Physical Therapy Practice Act along with it's rules and regulations, and the FAQs found on the Board of Healing Arts website at www.ksbha.org prior to and while taking this exam.
  • Participants will have 2 hours to complete this exam.
  • A certificate of completion and 1 contact hour of CE credit will be awarded to those participants who score 88% or higher on the 25 question exam.

Authors
This exam was developed by the PT Advisory Council of the KS State Board of Healing Arts. 

Reference List
The KS Physical Therapy Practice Act and its' Rules and Regulations found at www.ksbha.org

Objective
KS PTs and PTAs will become familiar with the Physical Therapy Practice Act for Kansas. 

Contact Hours/Continuing Education Units
Completion of the CE Module is equivalent to 1 contact hour.

 

 

  Click here to purchase and take the exam

 

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Alexandria, VA 22314

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