Florida Physical Therapists Advocate Fair Patient Co-Payments

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Florida’s physical therapists have released a white paper describing barriers to Florida citizens who need rehabilitative care. Many physical therapists’ patients report $40, $50, or even $75 co-payments per session of physical therapy. High co-payments for individual sessions of physical therapy force patients to ration their total amount of care and may hinder their final outcome.

The Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice (FLPTPP) have written and distributed a Co-Payment White Paper to interested physical therapists, lobbyists, journalists and the public.

The intent is to educate patients, physical therapists and other healthcare providers in preparation for the 2013 legislative session when new legislation addressing unfair copayments may be brought before the Florida legislature.

Similar legislation has recently passed in other Republican controlled state legislatures in 2012 and several Florida trade organizations have discussed creating new legislation in Florida.

There are approximately 2,000 independent private practices in Florida who are eligible to join the FLPTPP. The FLPTPP serves as a political and policy-setting organization that advocates for private practice physical therapists and their patients.

Approximately 50 independent practices have signed up with the FLPTPP since September 2011.

The FLPTPP is a 501(c) non-profit corporation. The web site is online at http://www.FLPTPP.com.
The FLPTPP annual seminar is scheduled for August 2012 in Orlando.

Contact information: FLPTPP, 6911 Pistol Range Rd 103-A, Tampa, FL 33635
Phone: 888-675-4331, e-mail: trichardson(at)flptpp(dot)com

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Armin Loges
Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice
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