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  1. The Benefits of Sponsoring APTA Membership for Your Physical Therapy Staff______________ Invest in your physical therapy team. Improve your facility’s bottom line. www.apta.org/employers

  2. Providing APTA membership for your employees is a smart business decision. • Your staff will benefit • Your facility will benefit • Your patients will benefit

  3. Sponsoring APTA membership will Benefit Your Staff • Cutting-edge research • Clinical practice resources • Unmatched professional development

  4. Access to cutting-edge research connects clinicians with new and effective treatment options. • PTNow knowledge portal • Physical Therapy Journal (PTJ) • Online databases • Hooked on Evidence • Open Door APTA’s Hooked on Evidence is the only database that lets clinicians conduct searches using ICD-9 codes.

  5. Important practice resources provide important tools and information for your clinical team. • Online Guide to Physical Therapist Practice • Guidelines for special populations (PFSP) • Defensible Documentation • Professionalism, ethics, and cultural competence

  6. A wide variety of professional development opportunities keep skills – and licenses – current. • Continuing Education • Online Learning Center • Conferences and meetings • Chapter courses • Specialist Certification • Section memberships (18) • Special-interest groups (44)

  7. Sponsoring APTA membership will Benefit Your Facility • Powerful marketing advantages • Crucial payment policy resources • Influential and informed advocacy

  8. Gain a competitive advantage by enhancing your facility’s marketing and public awareness efforts. • Find a PT database • Facility Challenge certification • Public relations toolkits • Consumers • News media • Healthcare professionals • Recruitment and retention

  9. APTA membership provides health care professionals with billing and coding resources that help ensure timely and accurate payment for services. • Medicare Fee Calculator • Podcast updates • Audio conferences

  10. Connect your staff with advocacy resources and information to protect the future of physical therapy. • Lobbying and representation • Online advocacy • Legislative Action Center • PTeam • Chapter advocacy

  11. Sponsoring APTA membership will Benefit Your Patients • Clinical resources for various practice settings • Evidence-based practice leads to better patient care • Easy access to information = more time with patients • APTA Web site • APTA staff experts • Empowerment via APTA’s Patient Advocacy Center

  12. When you sponsor membership for your staff, everyone wins. • Your employees will thrive • Your facility will grow stronger • Your patients will receive the highest quality of care

  13. Membership Dues Structure • National • $295 (PT) • $190 (PTA) • $180 (PT Post-Professional Student) • $80 (PT or PTA Student) • Chapter (varies) • Section (varies, optional) • Are dues tax-deductible?Your staff’s membership dues may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with your tax advisor for more information.

  14. Here are some additional ways you can connect your staff with APTA… • Sponsoring Staff Involvement: • Utilize APTA’s Learning Center • Provide subscriptions to PT in Motion and PTJ • Encourage attendance at APTA events • Promote access to Hooked on Evidence

  15. Thank you! To Sponsor Membership for Your Staff Call APTA's Member Services Department at 800/999-2782, ext 3395 or visit www.apta.org/join.