Author Archives: akaptao

10 Jul
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Innovative Collaborative Effort Between APTA, United Healthcare, and OptumLabs Could Introduce Important Changes to Pain Management Policies

What would happen if payers encouraged patients with low back pain to explore low-risk treatments such as physical therapy by waiving copays for initial sessions? We may find out. Source: APTA Feed Innovative Collaborative Effort Between APTA, United Healthcare, and ...

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09 Jul
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From the 2018 APTA House of Delegates: Rimmer, Corcos, Polvinale, Receive Honorary APTA Membership

Their contributions have allowed PTs and PTAs to better serve patients and clients. Source: APTA Feed From the 2018 APTA House of Delegates: Rimmer, Corcos, Polvinale, Receive Honorary APTA Membership

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09 Jul
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APTA Input Included in Health Care Exec Group's Roadmap for Addressing Opioid Crisis

The recommendations are largely consistent with those developed by APTA in its white paper “Beyond Opioids: How Physical Therapy Can Transform Pain Management to Improve Health Care.” Source: APTA Feed APTA Input Included in Health Care Exec Group's Roadmap for ...

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06 Jul
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From PT in Motion Magazine: Pedaling Past Injury

No matter the kind of riding they do, all riders face some of the same challenges. Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion Magazine: Pedaling Past Injury

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03 Jul
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NEXT 2018: Rothstein Roundtable Takes on Reasons Payers Are Slow to Make Changes That Support Physical Therapy

This year’s roundtable held true to its reputation for facing hot topics head-on. Source: APTA Feed NEXT 2018: Rothstein Roundtable Takes on Reasons Payers Are Slow to Make Changes That Support Physical Therapy

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03 Jul
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Proposed CMS Home Health Rule Includes Major Change to Payment System

A huge payment shakeup could be on the way for home health. Source: APTA Feed Proposed CMS Home Health Rule Includes Major Change to Payment System

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02 Jul
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NEXT 2018: Maley Lecture: Health Care Must Adopt a Biopsychosocial Model

News@NEXT: The health care system needs to evolve from a medical to a biopsychosocial model, asserted Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, in the 23rd Maley Lecture, delivered during NEXT 2018. “Healthy living is a societal and systems issue. The focus ...

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02 Jul
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2018 NEXT: 'You're Changing People's Lives' NEXT 2018 Attendees Told

News@NEXT: Professional beach volleyball player Gabrielle (Gabby) Reece told attendees at the opening event of NEXT 2018: “To serve others and help other people is a really important thing. You’re changing people’s lives.” Source: APTA Feed 2018 NEXT: 'You're Changing ...

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02 Jul
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2018 NEXT: Making the Case for the PT and PTA Role in Disaster and Emergency Responses

News@NEXT: A panel of 4 physical therapists (PTs) with firsthand experience in responding to Hurricane Harvey, the Orlando Pulse mass shooting, the Great White concert fire, and other emergencies agree: PTs and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) have an important role ...

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02 Jul
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2018 NEXT: McMillan Lecture: Wisdom and Courage Exemplify the Best of Our Profession

News@NEXT: Both wisdom and courage are needed to effect positive change. Laurita M. (Laurie) Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, opened her delivery of the 49th Mary McMillan Lecture with these thoughts and with her insights into gaining more of ...

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