Welcome to APTA Pennsylvania, a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association

APTA Pennsylvania is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and represents more than 5,700 dedicated physical therapy professionals and students across the Commonwealth. With educational opportunities, networking, and resources for the PT professional, APTA Pennsylvania is committed to fostering advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education for its members and its community.


Update from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regarding the Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident

“The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) posted a new webpage:  https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/change-healthcare-cybersecurity-incident-frequently-asked-questions/index.html> to share answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Rules<https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html> and the cybersecurity incident impacting Change Healthcare, a unit of UnitedHealth Group (UHG), and many other health care entities. The cyberattack is disrupting health care and billing information operations nationwide and poses a direct threat to critically needed patient care and essential operations of the health care industry.”

APTA Resources:

CMS Offers Accelerated and Advanced Payments in Response to Change Cyberattack

Massive Cyberattack: UnitedHealth Group Offers Workarounds, HHS Weighs In

UHC Resources:


Temporary Funding Assistance Program: Helping providers bridge the gap in short-term cash flow needs via Optum Pay.  Watch this how-to video on the temporary funding process.

Optum iEDI secure data transfer Helping providers submit claims or upload and securely transfer larger files.

Congressional Hearing:


For additional guidance, members can email [email protected].

Abstract Submissions are Open

The APTA-Pennsylvania Practice and Research Committee invites members to submit abstracts for research studies, case reports, and special interest reports for presentation at the APTA-Pennsylvania MovePA Annual Conference Nov. 1-3. 2024 at Seven Springs Mountain Conference Center, Seven Springs, PA. Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed for consideration for platform or poster presentations during the Conference. Researchers will also be required to record accepted abstracts for release as part of the 2025 Spring Webinar Series. Abstracts that have been submitted or presented at other conferences can be submitted for consideration for the MovePA Annual Conference.

Individuals submitting abstracts are required to strictly adhere to the posted guidelines for submission. Reviewers will closely assess for adherence to the stated criteria and standards, including formatting guidelines. Download the APTA-Pennsylvania Abstract Submission Guidelines. In addition, all submitters are strongly encouraged to review the one page handout on Tips for Preparing a Successful Abstract for their study category: Research StudyCase Report, or Special Interest Report

The Call for Abstracts closes on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 12:00 noon (EST). All submitting parties will be notified of the outcome by Friday, August 2, 2024.

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Practice Resources