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PalmettoGBA: Claims Payment Issues Log - Current Issues

PalmettoGBA has provided a list of current system-related claims payment and processing issues. These issues have been reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and/or the Fiscal Intermediary Standard System (FISS). To view the current list, please click here


Available Now: Ethical Practice in Post Acute Care in 2020 and Beyond Webinar

The Ethical Practice in Post Acute Care in 2020 and Beyond webinar, has been recorded by APTA members Cindy Krafft, Nancy Kirsch, and Ellen Strunk and is now available on the APTA Learning Center. The course is eligible for 0.1 CEUs.

To access the webinar, please visit:


PTs and PTAs Receive ACHH Certification 

APTA Home Health Section's Advanced Competency in Home Health program synthesizes current evidence-based practice and tailors it to the unique physical therapy setting of home health. This program enables home health agencies, outpatient practices that provide home care physical therapy, and individual clinicians to enhance efficacy and efficiency of treatment of their home health patients and clients.

This program is for licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Individuals who successfully complete the Advanced Competency in Home Health program are provided with a certificate, in, and may describe themselves as having obtained: “Certificate of Advanced Competency in Home Health”.

Congratulations to the latest recipients awarded the ACHH certificate:

  • Cheryl Fletcher, PT - Forest Grove, OR
  • Marie Gruenes, PT - Fremont, NE
  • Bianca Guzman, PT - San Francisco, CA
  • Kathy Kappelle, PT - Anadarko, OK

If you are a PT and believe you have completed all of the requirements for the ACHH certification and have not received your certificate & pin yet, please fill out this form. If you are a PTA, please fill out this form


APTA's Latest 'Quarterly Report' Available Electronically Now

The latest print issue -- Vol. 55 No. 1 -- of the APTA Home Health Quarterly Report is on its way to section members, but members can read it now on the section's new Quarterly Report Library page and selecting either the E-Reader or Download option (you must be signed in as a member). Not a member? Join us!

If you use the E-Reader, try using the handy new electronic table of contents. Just click the third button from the left on the control panel, and the table of contents appears.  


Advertisement Deadline Approaches for Section's Quarterly Report

There's an advertising deadline approaching for the Issue No. 2 of the Home Health Section's Quarterly Report, and the section also has a plethora of advertising opportunities online and in the House Calls email as well. 

Click here to view all section advertising opportunities, and when you're ready to make your ad reservations, click here.

The Quarterly Report is a print magazine. published 4 times annually. It is also available to all members in electronic format at all times via website. Distribution per issue is 2,500 members and subscribers. Ads are published in full color. 

The space-reservation deadline for the next Quarterly Report is March 15, and we must receive final ad materials no later than March 30. All advertisements for The Quarterly Report must be provided in high resolution .PDF or .EPS to one of the ad sizes specified here in full color.

Questions? Please email us at [email protected]

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