Interview with APTA CEO Dr. Justin Moore, PT, DPT

Interview with APTA CEO Dr. Justin Moore, PT, DPT

APTA is the association for physical therapists in the United States of America. For this podcast, Dr. Mike Chua is with Justin Moore. He is a PT, DPT, and the Chief Executive Officer of the American Physical Therapy Association. Prior to being named CEO, Justin served APTA as its Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, and before that, served in several government affairs positions including work as the association’s lead lobbyist on Capitol Hill. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Lowa, and his Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Lowa State University. Together, they talk about the actions of APTA on different issues and the future of physical therapy.
In this episode:
03:45 – Who is Dr. Justin Moore and what does he do?
06:20 – Does APTA have control over productivity regulations?
10:10 – Dr. Moore shares APTA’s plans for the CPT Codes.
14:05 – What are the steps for foreign-trained physical therapists to get licensed?
15:45 – What are APTA’s thoughts on the decreasing reimbursement for physical therapists?
24:30 – Dr. Moore talks about the concept of side hustles and their importance.
29:05 – What are Dr. Moore’s thoughts on the future of physical therapy?
36:50 – Dr. Moore explains the associations where physical therapists can join.
39:50 – Will pay cuts affect work opportunities next year?
44:00 – How is Dr. Moore fighting the decline of reimbursement for physical therapists?
48:50 – What can be done to make APTA membership affordable for a typical clinician?
55:35 – Is APTA legal to utilize all members?
58:25 – What is APTA doing for the physical therapy assistants?
1:01:30 – Dr. Moore shares his parting wisdom with the audience.

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About the Author

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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