• 03 Dec, 2022

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submission

Submission by the Australian Physiotherapy Association

February 2021

Mandating Physiotherapy in residential aged care  critical for older Australians

Mandating Physiotherapy in residential aged care critical for older Australians

In a joint letter to the Federal Government, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), and the four largest providers of practitioners in the allied health sector are proposing a solution to bridge a significant gap in the new residential aged care funding model scheduled to be introduced next year.

The Federal Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has already agreed that every aged care resident must receive a minimum of 200 minutes of care per day.

Physios welcome announcement of permanent telehealth funding

Physios welcome announcement of permanent telehealth funding

Today’s announcement by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt that telehealth will be funded permanently is welcome news to the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and its members. APA members have reported appropriate client uptake and a high degree of satisfaction with telehealth, particularly during COVID-19 restrictions.

APA National President Phil Calvert says, “The announcement of ongoing MBS funding for allied health services will give physios another tool in their significant repertoire to deliver a range of vital services to Australians.”

APA supports Minister Hunt’s push for private health insurance to deliver better value

APA supports Minister Hunt’s push for private health insurance to deliver better value

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is strongly supportive of the Health Minister’s plan, announced today, that will provide consumers with private health insurance rebates for their at-home rehabilitation.

Media release

APA acknowledges AMA Report Card into PHI but says it misses a vital point

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) acknowledges the concerns raised by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in its Private Health Insurance Report Card 2019 but wants to shift the focus to funding for evidence based preventive health measures and best practice contemporary models of care.