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The Home Health Section Government Affairs Committee works to increase Section and association members’ awareness of, and involvement in, regulatory and legislative issues and activities relevant to the practice of physical therapy in the home health setting.

Critical information and current initiatives are linked on this page. Please note that features marked with an asterisk (*) are for Section members only.

Committee Members:

  • Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, Chair
  • Carol Zehnacker, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA (Incoming Chair)
  • Jeannie Cushman, PT, DPT, MS
  • Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD (APTA Staff)
  • Bud Langham, PT, MBA
  • Tonya Miller, PT, DPT
  • Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, CEEAA, GCS
  • Sherry Teague, MS, ATC, PTA

Content Champions*: Government Affairs Committee members are assigned to specific key regulatory areas and serve as experts in those areas.


Current Issues:

Home Health Conditions of Participation Final Rule: APTA's Preliminary Highlights [Members Only] - posted Jan. 10, 2017

Jan. 30, 2017 UPDATE: Click on the news item above and scroll down for APTA's Fact Sheet on the Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies Final Rule.

PPS 2017* • Comment Period Closes August 26, 2016 • submit comments here

Pre-Claim Review • Check out the new podcast (October 12, 2016) from the Government Affairs Committee

Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services Fact Sheet - Early Data from Illinois (Oct. 5, 2016)

Pre-Claim Undermines Seniors' Health (PUSH) Act of 2016 is legislation to delay the Medicare demonstration for Pre-Claim Review of home health services for one year to allow Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and home health stakeholders to work together to strengthen the program and improve education to ensure patient care is not compromised and individual beneficiaries are not unjustly denied coverage. this legislation is being supported by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. Click here for more information.


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