Upcoming event

    • 06 Dec 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sacramento State, Department of Physical Therapy 7667 Folsom Blvd., Room: Folsom Hall 1050 Sacramento, California 95826
    • Current payment issues that impact practice
    • Medicare changes including the new eval codes
    • How to write an appeal letter
    • The Medicare final rule
    • CJR (Bundled Payment)
    • Activities regarding Third Party Administrators
    • Professional Liability, what happens when you are named in a lawsuit
    • Supervision rules regarding PTA’S and aides
    • HR for the Private Practice: Salary v Hourly, Overtime & Benefits status


    Rick Katz, PT, DPT

    Dr. Rick Katz has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 1979 and obtained his Physical Therapy certification from a combined program at CSUN and UCLA in 1980. He went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from CSUN in 1985 and his DPT from E.I.M. Institute in 2013. He is currently a faculty member at CSUN. He currently serves as the Chairperson for the CPTA’s Payment Policy Committee, member of the Finance Committee and is a past CPTA Board of Directors member. He chairs the APTA Private Practice Section’s ACO task force. He is the recipient of the CPTA’s James McKillip Leadership Award, Clarence Hultgren Sevice Award and the Charles Magistro Service Award. Rick is the Vice- President of ATI Physical Therapy where he oversees operations in AK, OR and CA and is responsible for payer contracting in the western U.S. Dr. Katz enjoys the combination of patient care, management and teaching along with his volunteer work with the APTA.

    Tameka Island, BS, MPA

    Ms. Island is the Executive Associate of Professional Affairs at the California Physical Therapy Association. Her primary responsibilities at CPTA include providing leadership, knowledge, and expertise to the association in the area of payment policy, practice management, ethics, state government affairs, and advocacy fundraising. Tameka also communicates directly with members about policy issues, including physical therapy benefit coverages, payment, coding, managed care contracting, utilization management, audits and risk management. She has published numerous articles on health policy, federal and state regulatory policy and risk management strategy for physical therapists throughout California. She has proudly served the members of APTA and CPTA for over eleven years. Tameka received her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

    Dave Powers, PT, DPT, MA, MBA

    Dr. Dave Powers has been a Physical Therapist for more than 35 years. He holds graduate degress in Management and Business. He has extensive experience and training in management and leadership, yet has maintained his hands on clinical skills throughout his professional career. Dr. Powers is presently the owner and Chief Executive Officer for Camarillo Aquatics and Rehabilitation Services, in Camarillo California and Center for Health Enhancement in Pacific Palisades California. Dr. Powers has stayed actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association and the rehab community, holding local, state and national offices. He continues to help move the profession forward in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Dr. Powers has consulted on more then 500 physical therapy legal cases.

    Steve Rodriguez

    Mr. Rodriguez is a Human Resource Director at OmegaComp HR in Sacramento, California. He has spent his career working in the field of Human Resources.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand emerging trends with value base payment systems
    2. Learn how to best position yourself for participation in bundled payment models
    3. Become familiar with the use of the new Physical Therapy evaluation codes
    4. Learn about mis-valued codes and the possible impact on payment
    5. Understand the impact of Third Party Administrators on the Payment and Practice of Physical Therapy
    6. Understand Medicare’s newest Outpatient regulations for physical therapist
    7. Understand current California laws in the practice of physical therapy
    8. Understand the dynamics of Human Resources in a private practice

    Parking – Available from daily parking permit machine for $6.00

    CEU’s – Approved


    California Private Practice Group (CA PPG)




    26635 W. Agoura Rd., Suite 250
    Calabasas, CA 91302

    BMS Practice Solutions            
    1220 Dewey Way, Suite E, Upland, CA 91786
    909/981-2341 ext. 3101    | Fax 909/985-8834   

    Results Education, SAC State – Department of Physical Therapy


So Many Resources Available

The CPTA has an amazing collection of resources available to members to assist Physical Therapist with informing their clients and patients with information on Direct Access as well as a large number of Direct Access Marketing Materials. 

Go to the CPTA Website and follow the link under advocacy.

Direct Access Disclosure

The public can now directly access physical therapist in CA.

The law requires physical therapist to provide a 14-point font written disclosure delineating the time period and the pain of care sign off and exam requirement as a condition for treatment by a physical therapist beyond the 45 days/12 visits.

Resourceful Links

CAPPG Website Managed by E-rehab.com