Eastern District News
Prior Authorization Reform Bill Introduced in the Senateposted: March 25, 2021
Prior Authorization Reform Bill Introduced in the Senate
SB 247 was introduced in the Senate on March 16. APTA Michigan will be tracking this closely and will definitely include this as a primary issue at Advocacy Day.
SB 247 is significantly better than the version of SB 612 that passed the Senate last year, but there is still advocacy work to be done to ensure that this is legislation that will improve outcomes for patients while reducing the prior authorization red tape providers are forced to navigate.
SB 247 has been referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee and will be up for a hearing in the coming weeks. We also expect the House to introduce their own version of prior authorization reform sometime before the end of April.
Representative Julie Rogers Introduces APTA Centennial Resolution in the Michigan House of Representativesposted: March 03, 2021
Representative Julie Rogers, PT and APTA Michigan member, is pictured here turning in her House Resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Therapy Association.
To view the resolution click here: Download file
About the Eastern District
The Eastern District is composed of over 1,100 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students. Volunteers of the District are dedicated to clinical, legislative, and policy education of those in the physical therapy profession and the public. Education is provided at membership meetings, formal continuing professional development courses, through social media and in communication with members.
We are looking to expand our network of PTs/PTAs and students in the new Eastern District to facilitate better networking and educational opportunities for all members. If you would like to host a meeting or serve as an educational speaker for a meeting, please contact one of the district leaders today. We are here to work with you to assure that your APTA/APTA Michigan membership continues to be a valuable part of your professional life!