Author Archives: akaptao

18 Jul
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Now Available to Members: Highlights of the Proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

July 18, 2016: APTA members can now access highlights of the 2017 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule rule. Source: APTA Feed Now Available to Members: Highlights of the Proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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15 Jul
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Bill That Adds Protections for PTs Traveling With Sports Teams Moves in House

July 15, 2016: A bipartisan bill that helps to protect physical therapists (PTs) and other health care providers who travel across state lines with sports teams is on its way to the floor of the US House of Representatives. Source: ...

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15 Jul
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ACA Anti-Discrimination Rule for Health Care Providers, Payers Takes Effect July 18

July 15, 2016: Beginning July 18, health care providers and payers that accept federal dollars will be subject to a provision of the Affordable Care Act barring discrimination in care and coverage on the basis of race, color, national origin, ...

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14 Jul
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Senate Committee Hearing on Stark Law Touches on Self-Referral Loophole for Physical Therapy, Other Services

July 14, 2016: Some members of the Senate have not forgotten about problems with the so-called “Stark law” intended to counter abuses of physician self-referral. Source: APTA Feed Senate Committee Hearing on Stark Law Touches on Self-Referral Loophole for Physical ...

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14 Jul
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Highlights of New Home Health Agency Claims Program Posted

July 14, 2016: Now available to members through the APTA website: highlights and resources to help members prepare for big changes to home health agency (HHA) Medicare claims coming to 5 states. Source: APTA Feed Highlights of New Home Health ...

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14 Jul
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New APTA Series Gets at the Gaps

July 14, 2016: APTA’s #PTTransforms blog is now host to a new series that explores the divide between evidence and practice behaviors in the clinic. Source: APTA Feed New APTA Series Gets at the Gaps

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13 Jul
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, July 2016

July 13, 2016: “The Good Stuff” highlights recent, mostly local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members. Source: APTA Feed The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, July 2016

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12 Jul
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Proposed CMS Rule Aims to Tackle Medicare Appeals Backlog

July 12, 2016: In response to pressure to do something about a growing backlog of Medicare appeals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new rule that it hopes will make the system more functional. Source: ...

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12 Jul
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Study: Could Occupation Affect Leisure-Time Physical Activity Rates?

July 12, 2016: A recently released Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) analysis took a look at adults across the US who reported meeting federal guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, divided both by demographics and occupational settings. ...

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11 Jul
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From PTJ: Preliminary Study Makes the Case for PT Participation in Discharge Team Rounds

July 11, 2016: Want to reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates? Get a physical therapist (PT) involved in making rounds with the discharge team, according to authors of a new preliminary study. Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: Preliminary Study Makes the ...

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