iPTCA and One Call/Align Networks Settle Federal Lawsuit!
On December 22, 2017, The Independent Physical Therapists of California (iPTCA) announced it reached a resolution of the lawsuit brought in April 2017 by the iPTCA regarding One Call’s business procedures.
Per the terms of the settlement agreement, One Call will make various changes to certain of its business practices in California, which iPTCA believes will result in improved service to the state’s injured workers and physical therapists. These changes include:
- Modifications to One Call’s patient referral and authorization process;
- Increased transparency of how One Call ranks and scores the quality of physical therapists;
- An enhanced electronic billing and payment system for physical therapists.
For a summary of these practice changes, please click here for the Summary-Notice-1.pdf
We are pleased with the resolution of this case and the improvements it promises for injured workers, PTs, and employers.
We will be setting up an iPTCA meeting after the first of the year to discuss this settlement. Thanks for all your support! Here's to your excellence and patient advocacy!
Paul D. Gaspar, DPT, President, iPTCA
Chuck Felder, DPT, Treasurer, iPTCA
Simon Gibson, PT, Director, iPTCA
Sandy Sheklow, PT, Director, iPTCA