Welcome to APTA Pennsylvania, a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association

APTA Pennsylvania is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and represents more than 5,700 dedicated physical therapy professionals and students across the Commonwealth. With educational opportunities, networking, and resources for the PT professional, APTA Pennsylvania is committed to fostering advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education for its members and its community.

 


Update from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regarding the Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident

“The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) posted a new webpage:  https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/change-healthcare-cybersecurity-incident-frequently-asked-questions/index.html> to share answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Rules<https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html> and the cybersecurity incident impacting Change Healthcare, a unit of UnitedHealth Group (UHG), and many other health care entities. The cyberattack is disrupting health care and billing information operations nationwide and poses a direct threat to critically needed patient care and essential operations of the health care industry.”

APTA Resources:

CMS Offers Accelerated and Advanced Payments in Response to Change Cyberattack

Massive Cyberattack: UnitedHealth Group Offers Workarounds, HHS Weighs In

UHC Resources:

https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/ns/changehealthcare.html

Temporary Funding Assistance Program: Helping providers bridge the gap in short-term cash flow needs via Optum Pay.  Watch this how-to video on the temporary funding process.

Optum iEDI secure data transfer Helping providers submit claims or upload and securely transfer larger files.

Congressional Hearing:

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/change-update-congress-cybersecurity-legislation

For additional guidance, members can email [email protected].

Practice Resources