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CMS has a new case-mix classification model, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), effective beginning January 1, 2020. APTA HHS Members, click the link below to login and check out the information on how this new model compares with the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS).

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2020 Home Health Section Awards

The Home Health Section Awards are presented to recipients at the APTA Home Health business meeting at APTA's annual Combined Sections Meeting in February.

The HHS is still accepting nominations for the following awards through January 1, 2020:

  • Emerging Leader in the APTA Home Health Section: Recognizes and honors one Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant who has demonstrated extraordinary service and clinical passion early in his or her home health career. The individual should have made exceptional overall accomplishments and contributions to the APTA and/or the Home Health Section mission and vision, and to the physical therapy profession to advance quality and evidenced‐based care in the home.

  • Excellence in Home Health Clinical Practice Award: Recognizes a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant for outstanding clinical practice in a home health care setting.

  • Excellence in Home Health Leadership Award: Recognizes the exceptional contribution of an APTA Home Health member in promoting home health physical therapy practice.

  • Friends of the Home Health Section Award: Acknowledges an individual, group or organization that has made an enduring contribution to the home health industry and that has been an advocate of the profession of physical therapy in the home, as is relates to clinical practice and/or regulations.

  • Preceptor Award: Acknowledges an individual that has been chosen by their agency/company to be a preceptor. This therapist demonstrates the unique qualities, high standards and clinical skills that are exemplary. They are organized and able to teach processes and procedures to newly hired staff, molding them into confident and talented home care clinicians.

  • President’s Award: Recognizes a Home Health Section member who has provided notable service to the Section.

To learn more about each award and to submit your nominations, click here


2020 ACHH Certification Live Courses - Save the Date!

The Advanced Competency in Home Health program is a hybrid program consisting of core and elective on line modules and a 2-day live face to face course. There will be at least 3 different times and locations in 2020 that we will offer this face-to-face course. This 2 day, 15 hour course is designed to complement and build on the core modules of the Advanced Competency in Home Health program. This course has four online pre-requisite courses. You must have successfully completed the pre-requisite courses prior to attending this course. 

Learn More about the ACHH Certification Here.

  • When: Feb. 11-12, 2020; 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. MT
    Where: APTA CSM in Denver, CO at the Colorado Convention Center
    To register, please fill out the registration form on the CSM website, here. You will need to select ACHH as your pre-conference. 

  • When: June 6-7, 2020; 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    Where: University of St. Augustine
                 Dallas, TX Campus
                 5010 Riverside Drive, Suite 120
                 Irving, TX 75039
    Registration Coming Soon!

  • When: Sept. 7-8, 2019; 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
    Where: Chatham University Eastside Physical Therapy Dept.
                 6585 Penn Avenue
                 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
    Registration Coming Soon!

APTA Engage - Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering nationally or locally within your chapter or section? Volunteers are integral to APTA’s success. Our goal with our new engagement system is to capture volunteer opportunities across the organization and establish a simple process for engaging volunteers. With the use of our new system we hope to encourage volunteerism at all levels by using an intuitive system that makes it easy to find opportunities that best meet your needs. 

Learn More & Volunteer!

Building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. 
The American Physical Therapy Association's mission statement reflects why we exist: YOU. Your efforts impact the lives of patients, students, and colleagues on a daily basis. Your engagement in the conversation and the work of this association is how we move this profession forward. Build your community by volunteering. You are APTA. 


Join the ONE by ONE Campaign and Grow Our Collective Voice

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and The Home Health Section has been built—one member at a time—into an inclusive and impactful community of over 100,000 members, who support APTA's mission of building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. APTA's new member referral campaign ONE by ONE allows you to play an active role in building APTA's membership, and earn rewards for doing so.

Any current active APTA member is eligible to participate as a recruiter and eligible to win a ONE by ONE incentive by encouraging a new member to join APTA. To receive credit for each new or reinstated member recruited, online and paper applications must reference the email address affiliated with the recruiting member's APTA membership. Applications without the referring member's email cannot qualify toward an incentive drawing.

Once a new member is on board, they are now also eligible to recruit others ONE by ONE and can be entered into drawings, so recruit early and often! The participating chapter and section with the largest year-over-year growth during ONE by ONE will win a prize. Let's strive to make the Home Health Section the largest APTA section!

The program runs through September 30, 2020. For more information on full eligibility rules, email, and social media templates, plus referral cards that you can share with your colleagues, visit

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