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30 Mar
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Physical Therapy vs Imaging Study Hits the Washington Post

March 30, 2015: Research on the cost-savings of physical therapy vs advanced imaging has been making news in professional circles, and now it’s making an even more public splash. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy vs Imaging Study Hits the Washington ...

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30 Mar
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APTA Outcomes Registry in Search of Candidates for Staff and Appointed Positions

March 30, 2015: The APTA Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry (Registry), a major initiative that aims to create the most comprehensive electronic repository for physical therapy outcomes, is now ready to move to the next phase in its development—filling important staff ...

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27 Mar
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Senate Doesn't Move on SGR Repeal: What's Next for Therapy Cap?

March 27, 2015: The US Senate’s decision to adjourn without taking up the sustainable growth rate (SGR) repeal bill passed by the House on Wednesday gives physical therapists (PTs) and their supporters more time to press lawmakers for a repeal ...

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26 Mar
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Major Direct Access Email Survey Launches March 30

March 26, 2015: APTA is pleased to announce the next phase in its effort to improve direct access: you. Source: APTA Feed Major Direct Access Email Survey Launches March 30

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26 Mar
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Foundation Announces 2015 Award Recipients

March 26, 2015: This year’s recipients of the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s (Foundation) Service Awards have advanced the cause of physical therapy research in a variety of ways, from providing funds to partnering with the Foundation, and from helping behind ...

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26 Mar
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Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Featured Speaker at NEXT

March 26, 2015: Billie Jean King will deliver the keynote address during the opening event of APTA’s NEXT Conference and Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. Source: APTA Feed Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Featured Speaker ...

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25 Mar
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Regence Insurance Will Stop Utilization Management Tiering for PTs

March 25, 2015: Regence insurance company has announced that it is abandoning its tiered system for utilization management (UM) that divided PTs and chiropractors into 3 groups with different allowances for preapproved visits. Source: APTA Feed Regence Insurance Will Stop ...

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25 Mar
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More Studies Question Advisability of Imaging for Back Pain

March 25, 2015: Last week, PT in Motion News reported on a new study supporting the idea that initial referral to a physical therapist (PT) for new uncomplicated low back pain (LBP) resulted in lower overall costs and utilization than ...

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25 Mar
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White House Invites Providers to Join Conversation on Alternative Payment Models

March 25, 2015: As the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues its evolution away from fee-for-service payments and toward “value based” models, a new opportunity to shape that evolution is being offered to providers, payers, the public, and ...

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25 Mar
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SGR Repeal…Without Therapy Cap Repeal? APTA Calls for Urgent Action

March 24, 2015: Legislation now introduced in the US House of Representatives that would end the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) is missing a permanent repeal of the therapy cap. Source: APTA Feed SGR Repeal…Without Therapy Cap Repeal? APTA Calls ...

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