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A Message from MNPTA President Holly Clynch

Happy November! I hope that all of you are doing well. For many of you, this fall has meant implementing or planning for changes to Medicare payment systems. APTA continues to work on your behalf to maximize patient access to and payment for physical therapy services. Now, more than ever, your membership matters. For the latest information on current and proposed Medicare changes, go to

MNPTA also is very active in the realm of payment. Our Payor Advocacy Workgroup recently put on our first annual (we hope!) Payor Summit. The theme of this year’s event was “Partnering in Policy and Payment.” Representatives from multiple health care systems and third party payors participated in a panel discussion and presented on new methodologies for tracking utilization and determining payment. Attendance was “standing room only” and attendees deemed the event a huge success. As stated, we plan to continue this event on an annual basis, as part of a membership networking event, every fall. Additionally, our next Annual Conference will also have opportunities to network and dialogue on payment. Last year’s, “Payment, Policy and Pours” informal event held on Friday evening had over 50 participants, and we plan on replicating that activity, too. The Payor Advocacy Work Group wants to hear what topics are important to you as we plan that event – go to their website at and click on the link there to give them feedback and suggestions.
Our annual MNPTA Day on the Hill has been set for Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Our State Government Affairs (SGA) committee is working with various constituent groups on a number of topics that could result in bills to be brought to the 2020 legislature. As this activity moves forward, SGA will need everyone to assist us in contacting legislators. Watch for your January newsletter for more updates on our 2020 legislative agenda.
Finally, the MNPTA gets periodic requests invitations from APTA and other Minnesota non-profit and regulatory groups to help promote or provide representation on various committees or work groups. Here is a current list of those openings: 

·  HPSP (Health Professionals Services Program) Advisory Committee member

·  APTA Population Health Champion

·  PTA position on the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy

·  MNPTA Finance Committee members

For more information about the responsibilities and required qualifications for any of these roles, please contact the chapter office at

On behalf of the MNPTA Board of Directors and staff, I wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season!

Holly Clynch, PT, DPT, MA
MNPTA President

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