Author Archives: akaptao

09 May
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CMS Letter About MIPS Doesn't Change PTs' Exempt Status

A CMS letter on MIPS has some PTs scratching their heads. Source: APTA Feed CMS Letter About MIPS Doesn't Change PTs' Exempt Status

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08 May
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Rethinking Rehab's Role in Infectious Disease Response: 'Narrow the Gap' Interview With Mike Landry

Rethinking rehab’s role in infectious disease responses. Source: APTA Feed Rethinking Rehab's Role in Infectious Disease Response: 'Narrow the Gap' Interview With Mike Landry

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05 May
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House Passes Health Care Bill That Reduces Patient Access; APTA Takes its Message to the Senate

The AHCA is on its way to the Senate–and so is APTA’s opposition to the current bill. Source: APTA Feed House Passes Health Care Bill That Reduces Patient Access; APTA Takes its Message to the Senate

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05 May
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2016 APTA Annual Report Posted

2016 APTA annual report is now available. See what we’ve been up to! Source: APTA Feed 2016 APTA Annual Report Posted

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04 May
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New Bill Could Make Medicare More Telehealth-Friendly

May 4, 2017: Medicare could become much more open to telehealth if legislation introduced in the Senate recently makes its way into law. Source: APTA Feed New Bill Could Make Medicare More Telehealth-Friendly

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03 May
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Orthopaedic Surgeons Promote Conservative Approaches to Pain Treatment in New Opioid Awareness Campaign

APTA applauds the AAOS anti-opioid campaign. Source: APTA Feed Orthopaedic Surgeons Promote Conservative Approaches to Pain Treatment in New Opioid Awareness Campaign

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02 May
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CMS Proposes 1% Increase for IRFs, SNFs; Seeks Comment on New SNF Case-Mix System

CMS: a 1% increase for SNFs and IRFs, and maybe goodbye RUG? Source: APTA Feed CMS Proposes 1% Increase for IRFs, SNFs; Seeks Comment on New SNF Case-Mix System

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01 May
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Study: Only 10% of Physician Visits for LBP Resulted in Physical Therapy Referrals 1997–2010 While Opioid Prescriptions Climbed

May 1, 2017: If there is consensus among physicians that physical therapy is a preferred first-line treatment for low back pain (LBP), you wouldn’t be able to tell it from the referral rates cited in a recent study. Source: APTA ...

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28 Apr
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Prospective Payment System Proposed Rules Released for IRFs, SNFs

April 28, 2017: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rule on the 2018 prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), and its proposed PPS rule as well as a proposal of advanced ...

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27 Apr
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With Health Care Reform Plan Still Unclear, APTA Signs Onto Coalition Letter to Preserve Rehab Services

April 27, 2017 While Congress and the White House discuss what, if anything, will be offered as a replacement for or adjustment to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), APTA and other organizations are staking out their positions on policies that ...

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