Why Join NHPTA?

The NHAPTA is THE voice to the public health care consumer, other medical professionals, state and national government agencies, insurance companies, and all who seek to gain information about our profession.

We represent all licensed PT and PTA in all matters and follow the professional and ethical standards of the APTA. Our organization is governed by PT and PTA in all the areas of practice: private practice, academic educational institutions, hospital-based and out-patient clinics, home care and pediatric services. The strength of our organization is our membership. We invite all PTA and PT to become active in their profession and voice their issues, concerns and mature in their professional growth with the strength of the NHAPTA and its’ vital role in representing and defending the roll we play in restoring health and well being to the public. To become a new NH APTA member, transfer your state membership, a corresponding member (membership in more than one state), or an NH APTA Section member, click here.

Being a part of the organization that is THE voice of physical therapy that you have worked so hard to represent after graduating from your academic program is rewarding and critical to the long term growth of your profession. There are many opportunities to meet fellow PT and PTA throughout the state representing all areas of practice. The many educational presentations held at various locations in the state, the annual fall conference and the opportunities to represent the PT profession at social events, community awareness and public service venues are all part of the mission of the NHAPTA. Being a member of the NHAPTA and the APTA not only adds value to your professional credentials but you will receive regular information at all levels on professional, educational and legislative matters that impact your practice of this great and rewarding vocation.

Legislative Representation

Why is this important to me? APTA represents you and your profession at both federal and state levels. APTA is your voice…and it’s a voice that grows stronger with each new member. How can I make a difference? As a member, you can make valuable contributions by continuing your APTA membership, contacting your local representatives, or getting involved in APTA’s advocacy efforts. Show your pride, get involved, and feel good about making a difference! Reimbursement Updates and Information Why is this important to me? It’s important that you get paid for your physical therapy services and APTA works hard to ensure that you receive adequate insurance reimbursement. Lobbying efforts, public relations campaigns, and political action have brought about many positive changes in reimbursement policies. But there’s still much more to be done…

Insurance and Financial Services

Why is this important to me? Membership has its benefits. APTA membership gives you access to high-quality insurance and financial services, often at a discount. And each of these programs have been reviewed by a committee of APTA members and are monitored to ensure ongoing quality. Whether you’re a PT, PTA, or student of physical therapy, APTA has the right program for you! News and Information 24 Hours a Day Why is this important to me? As a member, you can turn to APTA for answers to your physical therapy questions 24 hours a day. APTA is your best—and most trusted—source of information about physical therapy. Sources of information available free to members.

More benefits:

APTA in Action

Membership revenue contributes to APTA's numerous ongoing activities to support the profession, including:

Advocacy: APTA provides year-round lobbying on Capitol Hill, state advocacy in collaboration with chapters, fundraising through PT-PAC, and member advocacy opportunities through the APTA Action App, the Federal Advocacy Forum, and State Policy and Payment Forum.

Clinical Education: APTA's efforts include supporting the development of residency and fellowship programs through ABPTRFE and the maintenance of specialist certification through ABPTS.

Clinical Practice: APTA's efforts include the development of clinical practice guidelines in collaboration with APTA sections.

Public Awareness: APTA's outreach includes the MoveForwardPT.com consumer information website, visited by millions of Americans annually. The #ChoosePT campaign that raises awareness about the dangers of opioid use has reached millions nationwide through paid advertising, media placements, and public service announcements.

Career Development and Networking

APTA members strengthen their skills, expand their professional networks, and find jobs through the following:

Chapters and Sections: Members get local support from their state chapters and explore their professional passions through 18 specialty sections.

CEU Courses: Members save 40% on hundreds of APTA Learning Center courses, and dozens are free to members.

Clinical Specialist Certification: Members save 45% on combined application and exam fees for ABPTS board certification in any of 9 clinical specialty areas.

Conferences: Members save up to 40% on APTA's 3 signature conferences: the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)NEXT Conference & Exposition (NEXT), and National Student Conclave (NSC). Participants in the Career Starter Dues Program get to attend NEXT free their first year after graduation!

Find a PT: Member physical therapists gain patients and clients through free profiles in the Find a PTdatabase accessed by consumers and other health care providers.

Job Listings: Members receive twice-monthly emails with alerts from APTA's free Red Hot Jobs career center.

Online Communities: Members share ideas and resources at The Hub, APTA's online communities platform.

PTA Pathways: Member PTAs are eligible to improve their knowledge and skills in any of 7 content areas through the Advanced Proficiency Pathways program.

Evidence-Based Practice Tools

APTA members maximize their patient care through the following:

Guide: Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0 -the description of the practice of physical therapy-is free for APTA members.

Journal: Physical Therapy (PTJ) , APTA's official scientific journal, is free for APTA members.

Outcomes Registry: Members receive a $100 discount on enrollment in APTA's groundbreaking Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry, which allows clinicians to track and benchmark their outcomes.

Practice Portal: PTNow's database of clinical summaries, tests and measures, clinical practice guidelines, and systematic reviews is enhanced with access to journals via ArticleSearch and point-of-care resources via the Rehabilitation Reference Center.

News and Information

APTA members stay informed through the following:

Magazine: PT in Motion magazine prints 11 issues a year, plus online access, free for APTA members. Early-career members also receive 2 annual editions of Perspectives magazine.

News: Members receive a weekly email digest to PT in Motion News, plus the opportunity to sign up for any of 4 weekly Friday Focus electronic newsletters.

PTeam: Members interested in advocacy can sign up for PTeam to receive federal legislative alerts about issues of concern to the physical therapy profession and patients.

Pulse: Student members receive a free monthly email digest of articles from the student-focused Pulse blog.

Payment Resources

APTA members benefit from expert analyses of changing payment legislation and regulations, and guidance on processing payments successfully using the following:

Expert Analysis: Members get free access to staff payment experts through the Insider Intel phone-in series, payment reform community, and other members-only resources.

Fee Calculator: Members receive free access to the Medicare physician fee schedule and multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) calculators.

ICD-10 Assistance: Members receive 15% off the Cypher ICD Logic clinical documentation tool that quickly helps you determine ICD-10 codes.

 

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