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22 Jun
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Senate Health Care Reform Bill Contains Provisions Opposed by APTA

June 22, 2017: Despite some changes designed to appeal to a wider range of US senators, the newly released Senate version of health care reform still contains provisions that concern APTA: namely, a loosening of required “essential health benefits” (EHBs) ...

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21 Jun
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From the APTA House of Delegates: Richard Nichols Named Honorary APTA Member

June 21, 2017: T. Richard Nichols, PhD, became an honorary member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) today by a unanimous vote of the APTA House of Delegates. Source: APTA Feed From the APTA House of Delegates: Richard Nichols ...

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20 Jun
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New at PTJ: Open-Access 'Best of the Best' Collection Focuses on LBP and Neck Pain

June 20, 2017: As far as APTA’s science journal Physical Therapy (PTJ) is concerned, “greatest hits” collections aren’t just for musicians—and it’s proving that point by issuing a special collection of PTJ articles on low back pain (LBP) and neck ...

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20 Jun
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Bill in House Aims to Hold Feds to Special Education Funding Obligations

June 20, 2017: Think that the US government should live up to its promises when it comes to funding educational needs of students with disabilities? So does a bipartisan group of legislators who have introduced a bill that would obligate ...

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19 Jun
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Study: Delaying ACL Surgery in Favor of Exercise Therapy May Produce Better Outcomes in Patients With 'Prognostic Factors'

June 19, 2017: Researchers analyzing a study of patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears have begun to connect the dots between early indicators of long-term outcomes and the kinds of treatments patients receive. They reached the conclusion that, for ...

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19 Jun
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APTA 2017 House of Delegates Election Results Announced

June 19, 2017: The following members were elected to APTA’s Board of Directors and Nominating Committee on Monday, June 19, at the 2017 House of Delegates in Boston, Massachusetts. Source: APTA Feed APTA 2017 House of Delegates Election Results Announced

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19 Jun
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'Bold Moves' Toward APTA Centennial Will Include New APTA Headquarters

June 19, 2017: As APTA approaches its centennial in 2021, the association is charting a course for a series of bold moves, and at least 1 of those moves will be about as literal as it gets: actual relocation to ...

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16 Jun
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CMS: Start Preparing for New Medicare Beneficiary ID Numbers

CMS wants providers to get ready for a switch to a new Medicare ID system. Source: APTA Feed CMS: Start Preparing for New Medicare Beneficiary ID Numbers

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15 Jun
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JAMA Viewpoint: The 'False Dichotomy' of Hospital Falls Prevention vs Mobility Promotion

June 15, 2017: Hospitals that keep patients immobile as a way of preventing falls are engaging in a “false dichotomy” that can be damaging in the long-term, argue authors of a “Viewpoint” article published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine (preview only available ...

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14 Jun
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, June 2017

Passing around the Good Stuff. Source: APTA Feed The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, June 2017

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