Author Archives: akaptao

07 Aug
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APTA Reaches 100K Member Milestone

It’s official: APTA is now 100,000 members strong. Source: APTA Feed APTA Reaches 100K Member Milestone

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04 Aug
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Opioid Crisis in the News: More than 1 in 3 Americans Prescribed Opioids in 2015

The country’s opioid crisis is deeply rooted, and its effects are wide-ranging. Source: APTA Feed Opioid Crisis in the News: More than 1 in 3 Americans Prescribed Opioids in 2015

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03 Aug
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Final Inpatient Payment Rule Increases ACH Payments by $2.4 Billion, Cuts LTCH Payments by $110 million

Final CMS hospital payment rule: some good news for ACHs, some bad news for LTCHs. Source: APTA Feed Final Inpatient Payment Rule Increases ACH Payments by .4 Billion, Cuts LTCH Payments by 0 million

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02 Aug
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'Choosing Wisely' App Now Available

Now it’s easier than ever for consumers to make well-informed health care choices—including choices about physical therapist interventions. Source: APTA Feed 'Choosing Wisely' App Now Available

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01 Aug
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Final IRF, SNF Rules for 2018 Vary Little From Proposed Rules Calling for 1% Increases, Quality Reporting Changes

<p align=”center”><img src=”http://www.apta.org/uploadedImages/APTAorg/News_and_Publications/News_Now/PTNews_800x400.png” class=”img-responsive” /></p><p>SNFs and IRFs will receive a 1% payment increase in 2018, along with changed quality reporting measures.</p> Source: APTA Feed Final IRF, SNF Rules for 2018 Vary Little From Proposed Rules Calling for 1% Increases, Quality ...

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01 Aug
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From PT in Motion Magazine: The PT as Inventor

Physical therapy is the mother of invention. Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion Magazine: The PT as Inventor

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31 Jul
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Older, Sicker, and Stressed: Survey Analysis Looks at Individuals With Chronic Pain

The portrait that emerged was of a chronic pain population that is older, under more financial stress, and more likely to live with 1 or more comorbidities compared with the average respondent. Source: APTA Feed Older, Sicker, and Stressed: Survey ...

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31 Jul
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CMS Issues Corrections on 2017 Participation Requirement Rule for LTC Facilities

It’s not exactly a total do-over, but CMS has issued a fairly lengthy set of changes to a 2017 LTC facility rule. Source: APTA Feed CMS Issues Corrections on 2017 Participation Requirement Rule for LTC Facilities

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28 Jul
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Letter Helps PTs Send Unified Message to CMS on 2018 Fee Schedule, More Broad Medicare Changes

An opportunity to comment on the 2018 fee schedule and Medicare as a whole. copy Source: APTA Feed Letter Helps PTs Send Unified Message to CMS on 2018 Fee Schedule, More Broad Medicare Changes

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28 Jul
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From Move Forward Radio: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Dances to the Beat of a 'New Normal'

After losing her lower leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, former professional ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet feared she would never step out on the floor again. copy Source: APTA Feed From Move Forward Radio: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Dances to ...

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