Author Archives: akaptao

30 Jun
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From PT in Motion: Physical Therapy With Patients Who Are Transgender

June 30, 2016: In “Managing Patients Who Are Transgender,” author Chris Hayhurst describes the current gaps that can occur in a PT’s or PTA’s understanding of the unique needs of patients who are transgender. Source: APTA Feed From PT in ...

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29 Jun
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First-Ever Tests of Deep Brain Stimulation on Humans Poststroke Ready to Begin

June 29, 2016: Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are ready to begin human testing on the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for individuals poststroke, in hopes that the technology will help to “jump start” damaged areas of the brain ...

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28 Jun
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Proposed Home Health Rule Includes Planned $180 Million Reduction, Shift to Cost-per-Unit System for Outlier Payments

June 28, 2016: CMShas issued a proposed rule for the 2017 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) that would continue a planned series of cuts that began in 2014. Source: APTA Feed Proposed Home Health Rule Includes Planned ...

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27 Jun
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Study: Primary Prevention Key to Decreasing Disparity in Black-White Stroke Mortality Rate

June 27, 2016: Reducing the stark disparity in stroke mortality between black and white Americans requires a focus on risk prevention in primary care and public health, but those efforts need to “go further upstream.” Source: APTA Feed Study: Primary ...

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27 Jun
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Last Chance to Register for Online Access to Major Health Policy Research Gathering

June 27, 2016: Time is almost out to register for online attendance at a first-of-its-kind gathering of some of the profession’s top physical therapy health policy and services researchers. Source: APTA Feed Last Chance to Register for Online Access to ...

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24 Jun
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New Reports Underscore the Severity of the Opioid Epidemic

June 24, 2016: New reports and studies continue to point to alarming trends in the use and abuse of opioids across the US. Source: APTA Feed New Reports Underscore the Severity of the Opioid Epidemic

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24 Jun
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Photos From NEXT 2016 Now Available

June 24, 2016: Capture your memories of the 2016 NEXT Conference and Exposition: hundreds of photos from the event are now available online, and browsing couldn’t be easier. Source: APTA Feed Photos From NEXT 2016 Now Available

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24 Jun
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Specialist Certification Exam Application Dates Approaching

June 24, 2016: Physical therapists who plan to take the 2017 American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) examination for specialist certification need to get the application process started soon, by either July 1 or July 31, depending on the ...

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23 Jun
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Medicare Fraud Dragnet Identifies a Record $900 Million in Illegal Billing

June 23, 2016: The federal government has announced the largest-ever Medicare fraud sweep, a takedown that involves 301 individuals connected to alleged fraudulent billing totaling $900 million. Source: APTA Feed Medicare Fraud Dragnet Identifies a Record 0 Million in Illegal ...

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23 Jun
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From NYT: Nondrug Pain Approaches Not Always Easy to Pursue

June 23, 2016: A New York Times article takes a look at how the health care system in general, and insurers in particular, are making it difficult for individuals to pursue pain treatments that aren’t drug-based. Source: APTA Feed From ...

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