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02 Mar
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From PT in Motion Magazine: Get the Basics on CMS Bundling Program for TKA, THA

March 2, 2016: Remember, back last year, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said it would be moving from fee-for-service models and toward more outcomes-based payment systems? It wasn’t kidding. Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion ...

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02 Mar
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From PT in Motion Magazine: Get the Basics on CMS Bundling Program for TKA, THA

March 2, 2016: Remember, back last year, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said it would be moving from fee-for-service models and toward more outcomes-based payment systems? It wasn’t kidding. Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion ...

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06 Nov
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Consumers Coming to MoveForwardPT.com in Record Numbers

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17 Apr
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CMS Releases Proposed SNF Rule Heavy on Reporting Requirements

April 17, 2015: Proposed US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) would increase payments by $500 million in 2016 and set the stage for quality improvement and reporting requirements that, if not met, ...

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17 Apr
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Fight for Therapy Cap Repeal Says a Lot About APTA Members—And It's All Good

April 17, 2015: Although APTA, its members, and supporters were left with a mixed bag when Congress passed legislation that ended the sustainable growth rate (SGR) but did not permanently repeal the Medicare outpatient therapy cap, the effort to make ...

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16 Apr
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CMS: Some Claims Will be Reprocessed in Light of SGR Repeal Legislation

April 16, 2015: The relatively small number of Medicare claims that were processed during the brief time between the implementation of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment reduction and its repeal—including claims subject to the Medicare outpatient therapy cap—will be ...

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16 Apr
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PTs in the ED: Australian Study Supports Role of PTs as Primary Patient Contact in Certain Cases

April 16, 2015: A new study from Australia has found that when physical therapists (PTs) serve as a primary patient contact in emergency departments (EDs), use of imaging and patient length of stay drop—all without an increase in adverse events. ...

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15 Apr
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Senate Approves SGR Repeal, Keeps Therapy Cap and Exceptions Process

April 15, 2015: The US Senate voted Tuesday to approve a bill that repeals the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) and moves toward payment systems based on quality, but, despite a concerted, historic grassroots advocacy effort, does not end the ...

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15 Apr
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Study: Exercise, Education Reduce Episodes of LBP in Children

April 15, 2015: Could a back awareness education program and a few simple daily exercises reduce the risk of low back pain (LBP) in children? Researchers in New Zealand think so. Source: APTA Feed Study: Exercise, Education Reduce Episodes of ...

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15 Apr
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CMS Clears the Way for PTs Working in Patients' Rooms That Are 'Off Premises' From the Rehab Agency

April 15, 2015: Outpatient physical therapists (PTs) who provide services in patient rooms at assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, or nursing facilities don’t have to meet the requirements of an “extension location.” Source: APTA Feed CMS ...

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