Author Archives: akaptao

03 Oct
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Making the Profession's Voice Heard on Home Health: Multifaceted Advocacy Efforts Deliver Strong Message to CMS

CMS got an earful from APTA, the Home Health Section, and members on a flawed proposal for home health. Source: APTA Feed Making the Profession's Voice Heard on Home Health: Multifaceted Advocacy Efforts Deliver Strong Message to CMS

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03 Oct
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CMS Shelves Controversial Orthotics and Prosthetics Proposal

CMS is backing off an orthotics and prosthetics proposal that would’ve affected thousands of PTs. Source: APTA Feed CMS Shelves Controversial Orthotics and Prosthetics Proposal

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02 Oct
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VA Wants to Move Telehealth Beyond State Borders and Into Vets' Homes

The VA is ready to cross state lines when it comes to telehealth. Source: APTA Feed VA Wants to Move Telehealth Beyond State Borders and Into Vets' Homes

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29 Sep
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JAMA: Equipment Ownership, Prior Imaging Behavior Predict High Rates of Low-Value Imaging for LBP, Headache

From JAMA: Equipment ownership is a “consistent independent predictor” of the use of imaging when it’s not necessary. Source: APTA Feed JAMA: Equipment Ownership, Prior Imaging Behavior Predict High Rates of Low-Value Imaging for LBP, Headache

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27 Sep
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Problems With Humana Claims? Let APTA Know

Having problems with Humana claims? APTA wants to know. Source: APTA Feed Problems With Humana Claims? Let APTA Know

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27 Sep
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AGs From 37 States Call for Better Insurance Coverage for Nonopioid Pain Treatment

37 state AGs are urging insurance companies to do more to support non-opioid pain treatments. Source: APTA Feed AGs From 37 States Call for Better Insurance Coverage for Nonopioid Pain Treatment

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26 Sep
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APTA: CMS Proposal for Home Health Creates 'Perverse Financial Incentives' to Reduce Care

September 26, 2017: APTA tells CMS its proposed home health payment system will do more harm than good. Source: APTA Feed APTA: CMS Proposal for Home Health Creates 'Perverse Financial Incentives' to Reduce Care

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25 Sep
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APTA Board, Nominating Committee Recommendations Must Be In by November 1

September 25, 2017: Help APTA find its next leaders. Source: APTA Feed APTA Board, Nominating Committee Recommendations Must Be In by November 1

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22 Sep
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APTA Opposes Graham-Cassidy Due to Patient Impact

September 22, 2017: The specifics of the US Senate’s latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could evolve before any vote, but the basic outline of the “Graham-Cassidy” (or “Cassidy-Graham”) legislation raises enough concern that APTA ...

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21 Sep
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US Senate Makes Statement With Language to Bring PTAs Into TRICARE

September 21, 2017: APTA’s efforts for revision of the TRICARE payment system to include services by physical therapist assistants (PTAs) got a big push on September 18 when the Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). ...

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