Special Interest Groups (SIG): Alliance of Independent Physical Therapists (AIPT)
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The Alliance of Independent Physical Therapists of the NYPTA

Alliance of Independent Physical Therapists of the NYPTA

  

WHY JOIN the AIPT?
AIPT Strategic Plan
AIPT Bylaws
Talk to us
Become a member
Mission
Historical Background
Why need a AIPT?
Objectives


                   


AIPT Officers

Co-Chairs:

 Mark Amir, PT, DPT, MPH:  madisonpt@att.net

Abe Kopolovich, PT, DPT, MBA:  abe05@aol.com

 

Vice Chair:

 Pat Privatera, PT, MS, ATC:  patp@villagefit.com

 

Secretary:

 David Sofer, PT, DPT:  dave_sofer@yahoo.com

 

Treasurer:
Frank Ruggiero, PT, DPT:  frankruggierodpt@gmail.com

 

Member-at-Large:

Janet Albanese, PT:  jalbanese@accessptw.com

 

 

WHY JOIN the AIPT?

 Membership will help you reap these benefits:

  • Networking with other practitioners
  • Improved communications with insurers
  • Influence on reimbursement through our volume
  • Practice management tips, workshops
  • A voice for your concerns in political action and lobbying efforts

Membership gets you "Start-up Packet" that helps facilitate actions towards reimbursement issues

  • Attorney General complaint forms for patients
  • Data collection spreadsheets to easily track authorization and denial data
  • Contact List ofspecial project directors
  • Fact sheet for public relations, media information
  • Links to NYPTA and APTA information sites
  • Problem Payer Forms
  • Anit-trust brochure from association

Prior activities:

  • Letters and meetings with OrthoNet./United Healthcare/Oxford/ BCBS
  • Data collection sheets
  • Legal investigation of strategies for action with insureres, AG office
  • Delineation of projects and strategies
  • Established coordination with New York Council of Physiotherapists on common goals
  • Develop Liaisons in Upstate/Western NY districts
  • Analize data of authorizations to see patterns, investigate denials
  • Investigate POPTS/HOPTS proliferations

Planned Actions:

  • Update and reintroduce AIPT business plan by OCT-10
  • Announce project mgrs & targets for membership, legislation, payment & ed by DEC 10
  • AIPT live meeting at annual conference, web-meeting following Spring BOD meeting & prn
  • Create legislative phone & in-face script & identify members for home district legislative meetings FEB 11
  • Complete template letter for each ins co about pmt policies NOV-10
  • Send letters to each ins co from each member about pmt policies JAN & again JUN 10
  • Complete template letters & send to legislators by each member by MAY 2011
  • Complete 2 workshops on practice management by DEC-11
  • Create logo, blog, facebook, twitter comm., update website JUN 11

 

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