Author Archives: akaptao

16 Oct
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Study: Many Gaps Still Exist in Insurer Coverage of Nondrug Treatments for LBP

Physical therapy and occupational therapy do well in terms of medical necessity. But the coverage itself is inconsistent. Source: APTA Feed Study: Many Gaps Still Exist in Insurer Coverage of Nondrug Treatments for LBP

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15 Oct
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US House Members Echo APTA, Coalition Members' Call for Reduced Use of Prior Authorization by Medicare Advantage Plans

Reps called many of the prior authorization requirements “onerous and often unnecessary.” Source: APTA Feed US House Members Echo APTA, Coalition Members' Call for Reduced Use of Prior Authorization by Medicare Advantage Plans

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15 Oct
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Updated MedPAC 'Payment Basics' Series Provides Medicare Payment System Overview

Areas covered include outpatient therapy, skilled nursing facilities, home health services, hospital acute inpatient services, and more. Source: APTA Feed Updated MedPAC 'Payment Basics' Series Provides Medicare Payment System Overview

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12 Oct
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New Report Looks at Link Between Surgery-Related Opioid Prescriptions, Later Opioid Abuse

TKA patients were found to have a 15.2% rate of later misuse of opioids. Source: APTA Feed New Report Looks at Link Between Surgery-Related Opioid Prescriptions, Later Opioid Abuse

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12 Oct
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It's World Arthritis Day: 5 Great Resources

According to a 2016 study,  25% of Americans will have arthritis by 2040. Source: APTA Feed It's World Arthritis Day: 5 Great Resources

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11 Oct
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APTA Advocacy for EMG, Other Diagnostic Services Results in Payment Clarification from CMS

The announcement was made after APTA and other stakeholders pressed CMS to clear the air in order to end payment reductions or outright denials to PTs providing EMG and related diagnostic services. Source: APTA Feed APTA Advocacy for EMG, Other ...

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10 Oct
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From PTJ: Unwarranted Variation in Pelvic Floor Muscle Function Terminology an Obstacle to Advances in Treatment

Is a lack of standardized terminology limiting advances in treatment for pelvic floor muscle function issues? Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: Unwarranted Variation in Pelvic Floor Muscle Function Terminology an Obstacle to Advances in Treatment

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09 Oct
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New White Paper Presses for Consistent Mobility Assessments, More Outcome Measures for Hospitalized Older Adults

The white paper advocates for a shift in “a hospital culture that does not value or prioritize mobility.” Source: APTA Feed New White Paper Presses for Consistent Mobility Assessments, More Outcome Measures for Hospitalized Older Adults

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05 Oct
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Massive APTA-Supported Opioid Bill Ready for President's Signature

The final version of the legislation echoes many of the recommendations included in an APTA white paper on the opioid crisis. Source: APTA Feed Massive APTA-Supported Opioid Bill Ready for President's Signature

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05 Oct
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What's New at MoveForwardPT.com, Fall 2018

MoveForwardPT.com is an evolving resource. Source: APTA Feed What's New at MoveForwardPT.com, Fall 2018

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