Author Archives: akaptao

26 Mar
0

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 ...

Read More
25 Mar
0

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 ...

Read More
25 Mar
0

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 ...

Read More
25 Mar
0

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 ...

Read More
25 Mar
0

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 ...

Read More
25 Mar
0

Referral to Physical Therapy Lowers Care Utilization for LBP vs Referral for Imaging

March 18, 2015: A recently published study of patients with new low back pain (LBP) who received referral from a primary care provider concludes that not only is physical therapy a less expensive next step than advanced imaging, it’s an ...

Read More
23 Mar
0

Concussion, Other Brain Injuries Continue to Grab Attention

March 23, 2015: Whether in academic research journals, political advocacy reports, or the sports page, discussions about concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) weren’t hard to find last week. Source: APTA Feed Concussion, Other Brain Injuries Continue to Grab Attention

Read More
20 Mar
0

Study Says Predictors of Parkinson Disease May Be Present 10 Years Before Diagnosis

March 17, 2015: New research from England is connecting the dots between Parkinson disease (PD) and a range of motor and nonmotor symptoms that could occur as much as 10 years before a PD diagnosis is made. Source: APTA Feed ...

Read More
19 Mar
0

Therapy Cap Repeal Could be 'In Jeopardy': Action Needed

March 19, 2015: Repeal of the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) may be closer than ever to becoming reality, but will a permanent fix to the therapy cap be left behind? Source: APTA Feed Therapy Cap Repeal Could be 'In ...

Read More
19 Mar
0

Which PT in Motion Cover Gets Under Your Skin?

March 19 2015: Editorial staff members at PT in Motion are needling you for your input. Source: APTA Feed Which PT in Motion Cover Gets Under Your Skin?

Read More