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11 Jun
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CMS to Expand List of DMEPOS Requiring Prior Authorization

The additional codes will go into effect on September 1 of this year. Source: APTA Feed CMS to Expand List of DMEPOS Requiring Prior Authorization

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08 Jun
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APTA Provides an Easy Way to Share Your Comments on Proposed SNF Rule

Want to make your voice heard on the proposed CMS rule for SNFs? APTA makes it easy. Source: APTA Feed APTA Provides an Easy Way to Share Your Comments on Proposed SNF Rule

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06 Jun
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From PT in Motion Magazine: Diversifying the Profession

“Increasing the diversity of the profession and providing information on the importance and understanding of cultural competence have been part of APTA’s vision, guiding principles, and mission for many years.” Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion Magazine: Diversifying the ...

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05 Jun
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CMS Reports High Levels of Participation in MIPS; Will It Be Expanded to PTs in 2019?

All indications point to PTs being required to participate in MIPS or APMs as early as 2019. Source: APTA Feed CMS Reports High Levels of Participation in MIPS; Will It Be Expanded to PTs in 2019?

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04 Jun
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AMA: Drop in Opioid Prescription Rates Good News; More Nonopioid Pain Treatment Needed

Among the recommendations: a call for “all public and private payers…[to] ensure that patients have access to affordable, non-opioid pain care.” Source: APTA Feed AMA: Drop in Opioid Prescription Rates Good News; More Nonopioid Pain Treatment Needed

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01 Jun
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CMS Hopes to Reboot 'Pre-Claim Demonstration' Proposal for HHAs in 5 States

The project will be rolled out in 5 states, with the possibility for expansion. Source: APTA Feed CMS Hopes to Reboot 'Pre-Claim Demonstration' Proposal for HHAs in 5 States

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30 May
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Don't Miss Out: 4 Events at NEXT You Have to See for Yourself

There are 4 events—2 lectures, 1 panel discussion, and 1, well…something else—that should be on your “can’t miss” list for NEXT 2018. Source: APTA Feed Don't Miss Out: 4 Events at NEXT You Have to See for Yourself

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29 May
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CDC: Rates of Outpatient Rehab Poststroke Low in Several States

Despite its proven effectiveness at helping individuals recover from stroke and its important role in preventing future events, outpatient rehabilitation poststroke is still underutilized in many states, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and ...

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24 May
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Study: Seeing a PT First for LBP Lowers Overall Costs, Reduces Chances of Later Opioid Prescription

Odds of receiving a later opioid prescription dropped 87% when patients visited a PT first for LBP. Source: APTA Feed Study: Seeing a PT First for LBP Lowers Overall Costs, Reduces Chances of Later Opioid Prescription

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23 May
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Major Overhaul of VA Choice Could be On the Way—But Health Net Won't Be Around For It

It’s a $52 billion package that proponents say will open up access to non-VA providers for many vets. Source: APTA Feed Major Overhaul of VA Choice Could be On the Way—But Health Net Won't Be Around For It

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