Author Archives: akaptao

09 Feb
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New BRAIN Grants Will Fund Research on Neural Interfaces for Prosthetics

February 9, 2015: President Barack Obama’s BRAIN initiative, housed at the National Institutes of Health, will focus some of its resources on grants to researchers working on ways to create better interfaces for individuals with prosthetics to sense touch and ...

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06 Feb
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CSM 2015: Transformation in the Air- And Online

February 6, 2015: Attendees to APTA’s 2015 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) being held in Indianapolis this week are, as usual, getting lots of information about the present state of physical therapist practice, but conversations about the future of the profession—and ...

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06 Feb
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Groundbreaking $2.5 Million Physical Therapist Research Initiative Will be Housed at Brown University

February 5, 2015: It’s no longer just a dream: a groundbreaking Center of Excellence for physical therapy health sciences research is now officially a reality. Source: APTA Feed Groundbreaking .5 Million Physical Therapist Research Initiative Will be Housed at Brown ...

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06 Feb
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What's Your Advice? Check Out This PTNow Blog Case for 'Wear Red Day'

February 6, 2015: You’re a physical therapist (PT) at Anytown Physical Therapy, Anytown, USA. Say hello to Ms LZ. Source: APTA Feed What's Your Advice? Check Out This PTNow Blog Case for 'Wear Red Day'

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06 Feb
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APTA Plays More Than a Cameo Role in CoHSTAR Research Project

February 6, 2015: An innovative research center focused on physical therapy health services research has officially launched, thanks in part to $1 million in support from APTA, which sees the center as a crucial component in the transformation of health ...

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05 Feb
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Hack of Anthem Member Data Affects 80 Million Records

February 5, 2015: In what is being described as the largest information theft from a health care company to date, a database containing records of some 80 million current or former Anthem customers has been breached. Source: APTA Feed Hack ...

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04 Feb
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PQRS Medication Documentation, Payment Adjustments Podcasts Added to APTA Resources

February 4, 2015: Two new APTA podcasts on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) are helping keep members up-to-date on a system that has become an integral part of an ever-increasing emphasis on patient outcomes in health care. Source: APTA ...

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04 Feb
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CMS Adjusts Manual Medical Review Process for Claims Made in 2014

February 4, 2015: The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is using a revised manual medical review process that takes a stepped approach to Additional Documentation Requests (ADRs) for outpatient therapy claims over $3700. Source: APTA Feed CMS ...

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02 Feb
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Future of PT and PTA Education Featured in This Month's PT in Motion Magazine

February 2, 2015: Just about everyone agrees that health care of the future will look very different than health care today—but what does that mean for physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs)? Source: APTA Feed Future of PT ...

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02 Feb
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Obama Budget Tackles Self-Referral Exception for Physical Therapy – Again

February 2, 2015: President Barack Obama has included a proposal to eliminate exceptions to physician self-referral laws in his 2016 budget released today, a change that the administration says would create savings of $6.02 billion over 10 years. Source: APTA ...

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