American Physical Therapy Association

Ask Your Members of Congress to Cosponsor the EMPOWER Act and Support PTAs
The Enabling More of the Physical and Occupational Workforce to Engage in Rehabilitation Act, or EMPOWER Act (H.R. 4878/S. 2459) recently introduced in the U.S. Congress is aimed at reducing administrative burden and improving patient access to outpatient therapy services under Medicare Part B. The legislation would change the current burdensome “direct supervision” requirement of PTAs (and OTAs) under Medicare Part B private practice to “general supervision.”  The EMPOWER Act was introduced in the Senate by Tom Carper, D-Del., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., with a companion bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., and Ann Kuster, D-N.H.

Please send an email to your member of Congress and ask to them cosponsor the EMPOWER Act.  Your constituent voice is important now more than everYour members of Congress want to hear from you, and it only takes a few minutes to act.

We encourage you to add your personal story to show how this legislation will impact your patients and your practice.

Please note: A handful of Senate offices, including Florida, Idaho, and Kentucky, have very strict character limits. If this affects you, please click on 'switch message' for a shortened version. You may not be able to customize based on the strict restrictions.

    Message Body
    Suggested Message
    Remaining: 0
  • Hide
    • Please call this number:

      Please do not close this window. You will need to come back to this window to enter your code.
      We just sent an email to ... containing a verification code.

      If you do not see the email within the next five minutes, please ensure you entered the correct email address and check your spam/junk mail folder.
      Enter Your Info
      Your Information
      Home Information

      Enter Your Info