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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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05 Jul
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2017 NEXT: Revisit a Great Conference (or See Why You Should Attend in 2018)

NEXT News, videos, pics, and more now available. Source: APTA Feed 2017 NEXT: Revisit a Great Conference (or See Why You Should Attend in 2018)

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30 Jun
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Physical Literacy Decline in Children Leads to Adverse Effects in Adults

  Physical literacy is as important as literacy in language, music, and mathematics. Source: APTA Feed Physical Literacy Decline in Children Leads to Adverse Effects in Adults

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