Jan 21, 2020
The topic of payment for clinical experience was researched
by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and its National Consortium of Clinical Educators (NCCE).
After conducting a survey to over 1,500 clinicians and PT
academia, ACAPT has identified the following trends:
The profession must consider all legal and ethical
implications for clinical payment, including, but not limited to:
Clinical site or clinician motivation
Conflicts of interest
Based on the research so far, ACAPT and NCCE have the
1) APTA should investigate reimbursement for student-provided PT services under
the supervision of a licensed PT, including Medicare & all payers.
2) All stakeholders should identify alternatives to payment for clinical
experiences that benefit all stakeholders and provide non-monetary
3) ACAPT and/or APTA should craft a position statement on payment for clinical
experiences and investigate development of national standards.
For the future, ACAPT & NCCE are also planning to
For more information, read the full report here. Academic administrators, clinicians and faculty interested in this topic can
contact ACAPT at firstname.lastname@example.org. We
welcome valuable input that leads to excellence in PT education.
For an update on the recommendations and an opportunity to provide input, come to NCCE’s Open Forum on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Combined Sections Meeting
(CSM) in Denver.
For an update on the recommendations and an opportunity to provide input,
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