Author Archives: akaptao

17 Jul
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Proposed Medicare Outpatient Payment Rule Allows Payment for TKA in Outpatient Settings, Increases Overall Payment by 2%

CMS wants to allow payment for outpatient TKA. Source: APTA Feed Proposed Medicare Outpatient Payment Rule Allows Payment for TKA in Outpatient Settings, Increases Overall Payment by 2%

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14 Jul
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New Version of Senate Health Care Bill Remains Problematic for APTA

APTA position is that the newest version of the Senate’s bill to repeal and replace the ACA contains many of the same problems as the earlier version. Source: APTA Feed New Version of Senate Health Care Bill Remains Problematic for ...

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13 Jul
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Payment Cuts Avoided in Proposed 2018 Physician Fee Schedule

The proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule released today by CMS includes some positive news for PTs. Source: APTA Feed Payment Cuts Avoided in Proposed 2018 Physician Fee Schedule

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13 Jul
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Photos From NEXT 2017 Now Available

Hundreds of high-quality professional photos from the 2017 NEXT Conference and Exposition are now available online. Source: APTA Feed Photos From NEXT 2017 Now Available

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12 Jul
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The Good With the Bad: Reports Show a Drop in Opioid Prescriptions and Dosage Strength, Rise in Prescription Duration and Opioid Hospitalizations

CDC Acting Director: The 2015 per capita prescription opioid rates are enough for “every American [to] be medicated around the clock for 3 weeks.” Source: APTA Feed The Good With the Bad: Reports Show a Drop in Opioid Prescriptions and ...

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11 Jul
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From PTJ: For Patients With Nontraumatic Knee Pain, Early Rehabilitation Lowers Odds of Later Use of Opioids, Injections, Knee Surgery

From PTJ: When it comes to rehabilitation of individuals with nontraumatic knee pain, it really is a case of “the sooner the better.” Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: For Patients With Nontraumatic Knee Pain, Early Rehabilitation Lowers Odds of Later ...

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10 Jul
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New HHA Medicare, Medicaid Participation Requirements Won't Launch Until January 2018

It’s now final: CMS has suspended startup of revised conditions of participation for home health agencies until January 13, 2018. Source: APTA Feed New HHA Medicare, Medicaid Participation Requirements Won't Launch Until January 2018

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06 Jul
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NYT Article Questions Arthroscopic Surgery, Acid Injections for Knee Pain

Writer Jane Brody engaged in a lot of what she describes as “wishful thinking” about how best to treat her knee pain Source: APTA Feed NYT Article Questions Arthroscopic Surgery, Acid Injections for Knee Pain

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06 Jul
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From PT in Motion Magazine: Discovering a Second Career as a PTA

When it comes to pursuing a career as a PTA, it’s never too late.   Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion Magazine: Discovering a Second Career as a PTA

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05 Jul
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APTA Comments on SNFs, IRFs, and Inpatient Payment – And on Medicare as a Whole

APTA lets CMS know where there’s room for improvement. Source: APTA Feed APTA Comments on SNFs, IRFs, and Inpatient Payment – And on Medicare as a Whole

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