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2018 Spring SDAPTA Conference-Deadwood, SD

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The mission of the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDAPTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of Physical Therapy in South Dakota, is to meet the needs and interest of its members, further the profession's role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunction, and enhance the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.  

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            Dry Needling

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Meeting Agenda

November 4th, 2017


Awards Ceremony: Congratulations to the following recipients:


PT Hall of Fame Award-Lee Goetz, PT


PT of the Year Award-Andy York, PT, GCS


Hall of Fame Contributor Award-Corey Scholten, Dynatronics



Adjournment of Awards Ceremony

Start of Membership Meeting:



  1. Approval of Spring 2017 Meeting minutes


  1. Treasurer's Report
  1. Assets:
      1. Wells Fargo Checking: $
      2. Vanguard: $
      3. Total: $
  2. Cash- %
  3. GNMA Bond- %
  4. Preferred Stock- %
  5. Stock- %
  6. Continuing education Income- $
  7. Dues: $
  8. Expenses: $
  9. Total income: $


  1. Committee Reports
    1. Ethics


    1. FAL: John Rounds, Committee Chair


c. Reimbursement: Trisha Rieffenberger, Committee Chair


d. State Legislative Affairs: Phil Moe, Committee Chair

e. House of Delegates: Joy Karges, Committee Chair

f. PAC: Leonard Suel, Committee Chair


g. Public Relations: Brandi Rainboth, Committee Chair


h. Education: Lynn Simon, Committee Chair


i. Membership: Chris Barrett, Committee Chair

j. Awards: Kim Cockrum, Committee Chair


k. Technology: Andy York, Committee Chair


l, Nominating: Amber Jansen, Committee Chair


  1. Elections of Officers:

a. Treasurer

b. Director


  1. Old Business

a. HB 1070 Practice Act

b. Technology/video conferencing

  c. PT Board: submit proposal to DOH prior to their mid-2018 budget meeting, submit proposal to 2019 legislative session


  1. New Business

a. Dry Needling statute:

b. SDBMOE:  Petition for Declaratory Ruling: Attending Physicians’ Delegation to Qualified Physical Therapists to Write Therapy Orders for Residents of Long Term Care Facilities. The Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule for Reforming of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities. The question addressed here is “can an attending physician in a long term care facility delegate the task of writing therapy orders, consistent with § 483.60, to a physical therapist who(i) Is acting within the scope of practice as defined by State law; and(ii) Is under the supervision of the physician? The current practice is for the physician to write therapy orders, or instruct the physical therapists to draft the order for the physician’s signature.  SDMOE hearing Dec. 14, 2017


c. Reimbursement: Medicaid & Works’ Compensation


d. Committee Chairs: State Legislative Affairs, Reimbursement, Ethics




d. Other new business




Fall Conference~Sioux Falls, SD

November 3-5, 2017

 To Register Online, click one of the below links


**Click here for full 2017 Fall Conference Brochure outlining course details and bio.


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Therapy Assistants-Billing SD Medicaid information from DSS

Please be advised that beginning with dates of service on and after 7/1/17 physical therapy assistants (PTA), speech pathology assistants (SLPA), and occupational therapy assistants (OTA) can bill under their enrolled supervising therapist using the HM modifier. Services should be billed on a CMS 1500 claim form with the Supervising NPI in box 24J.  The Health Home, Primary Care Physician, Ordering, Referring, or Prescribing NPI should be listed in Box 17B. The HM Modifier will reduce the allowed payment by 50%.


This does NOT apply to School District claims.


If you have questions please feel free to call us at (605) 773-3495.


Thank you!

Lori Lawson, MBA

Deputy Director, Medical Services

SD Department of Social Services

700 Governors Drive
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

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