Happy New Year!!!
As your chapter president for the past year, you may have noticed that I have been
more of a quiet facilitator of the crew than captain of the ship. You, we, are lucky to
have a core of committed board members who serve the profession and the chapter
well. We were able to hire a new association management team in June 2013, and
we are lucky to have Linda Waite-Simpson as our executive director. I knew when I
accepted the nomination for president that these would be interesting years to serve
-- and here we are!
What the media is calling the ‘fog’ for subscribers negotiating the new health care
landscape is clearly a blizzard for small health care providers in this time of
transition. APTA has been hard at work preparing PTs for the changes, especially the
uncertainties, since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. We have known
that continuing to do what we've been doing is going to produce the same
results. Doing it better, more efficiently, or for more populations but still in the old