Below is a link to telehealth payment updates as of January 19, 2021. Please remember, payer policy is fluid!
In honor of APTA's Centennial APTA Wisconsin members Gwyneth Straker, PT, MS, and Michele Thorman, PT, DPT, have created a timeline presentation detailing the founding of the Wisconsin chapter all the way through 2020 and our response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Below are payment updates as of January 6, 2021. Please remember, payer policy is fluid! Additional general payment information will be available in the January issue of PT Connections scheduled to come out this week.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT, APTA Wisconsin Payment Specialist
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Student SIG (SSIG) scholarships! There were 18 applicants, and after careful consideration the following students received financial awards from the SSIG:
Service and Leadership Award - $250
Matthew Kuik, SPT - UW-Madison
Daniel Deuel, SPT - UW-Madison
Financial Need Based Award - $350
Jessica Lee, SPT - Carroll University
Minority Award - $250
Jex Philip, SPT - Marquette University
Thank you to those who donated to the Student SIG fundraisers. Your contributions throughout the year made these scholarships possible!
Thank you to each student who applied for a scholarship. We wish you the best of luck with your academic journey, and look forward to your involvement in the Association.
APTA Wisconsin is working with APTA and our lobbyists to advocate for PTs/PTAs in all practice settings in regards to vaccine distribution. A letter will be sent to the immunization program manager, Governor and DHS urging them to recognize PTs and PTAs as essential health care personnel who must be prioritized for purposes of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration. We will share more information via email and on the APTA Wisconsin website as it becomes available.
Additional information from the APTA can be found at https://www.apta.org/article/2020/12/22/vaccine-list
Below you will find information about the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC) that is actively engaging the public as they plan vaccine distribution. Please know that their goal is to ensure the vaccine is distributed as quickly and responsibly as possible, when it is available. Vaccines will not be available all at once, and it is important to remember this will be a rolling process.
All meetings of the committee are open to the public and public comment is encouraged.
DHS Vaccine Website Vaccine Information
CDC Vaccine Guidance
State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC)
Thank you to every candidate who stepped forward to run for a position. Your time throughout the nomination process, and your willingness to provide your skills and expertise for the benefit of APTA Wisconsin is greatly appreciated.
Lauren Hogan, Krissa Reeves, Jeff Hartman, and Nicole Quarne
Carlynn Alt, Chantel Hasman, Amy Taebel, Sheri Bunyan and Amy Helminski
Dan Russo, Barbara Helgeson, Michael Cropes and Nathan Matje
Newly elected members will be sworn in this spring during the APTA Wisconsin business meeting.
Outstanding Service Award
Clinical Excellence Award
Hall of Fame Award
Clinical Instructor of the Year
PTA Award of Excellence
Rookie of the Year Award
Otto A. Cordero Award for Lifetime Achievement
Wisconsin Private Practice Award
District Volunteer Service Award
The nomination deadline is January 31, 2021. Awards will be presented at the APTA Wisconsin Spring 2021 Conference on April 15, 2021 at the Best Western Premier in Oshkosh. Nominate a deserving peer today!
It's that time of year again! Do you know a PT or PTA who has made a difference in your life or the life of a loved one? Nominate them for our PT/PTA of the Year Award!
Submit your nomination and letter of support online at https://forms.gle/Eie5LKGkTi4yrgqX8.
A flyer to post in your clinics can be found at aptawi.org?1st2z9
The nomination deadline is January 31, 2021. The winner will be recognized at the APTA Wisconsin Spring Conference on April 15, 2021 at the Best Western Premier in Oshkosh.
We've received a few messages from members that they are no longer receiving our email communications. With the new APTA Wisconsin name our email address has changed. If you're not seeing emails from us be sure to check your Spam folder! The email address should now end in aptawi.org.
As a follow-up to APTA’s first COVID-19 impact study, we now have state-specific survey data available. The charts in the Wisconsin focused report correspond to the charts found in the national-level report, https://www.apta.org/apta-and-you/news-publications/2020/impact-of-covid-19-on-the-physical-therapy-profession.
There were 175 survey respondents for Wisconsin. While the number of respondents was lower, there were similiarities between Wisconsin and the national data. You can review the state specific numbers here