Author Archives: akaptao

21 Jun
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Second Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab Coming July 12: Clinical Care Pathways, From Acute to Postacute Care

June 21, 2016: A July 12 APTA Learning Lab event will focus on clinical care pathways and transitions of care from acute care hospitals to SNFs and other postacute care settings. Source: APTA Feed Second Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab Coming ...

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21 Jun
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From Move Forward Radio: After Complications From Brain Tumor Surgery, One Woman's Journey Back to Movement

June 21, 2016: Now available from APTA’s Move Forward Radio: a story of this woman’s return to movement and mobility, and the role that a team of physical therapists (PTs) played in her 25-week rehabilitation process. Source: APTA Feed From ...

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20 Jun
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Interdisciplinary Rehab Improves Function, Quality of Life for Individuals With Chronic Pain

June 20, 2016: A new study reinforces the idea that interdisciplinary rehabilitation can improve function and quality of life for individuals with chronic pain, even in instances when significant pain reduction itself is not possible. Source: APTA Feed Interdisciplinary Rehab ...

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17 Jun
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Humana Expands TKA, THA Bundling Program in OH, TN

June 17, 2016: The transition toward value-based payment systems marches on with the recent announcement from insurer Humana that it will expand its bundling programs for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) in 2 states. Source: APTA ...

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17 Jun
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PT Leader, Former APTA Vice President Margaret Moore Dead at 94

June 17, 2016: Margaret Moore, PT, EdD, a former secretary and first vice president of the APTA Board of Directors and a physical therapy leader gifted with “extraordinary vision, outspoken persistence, and fearless advocacy that did much to shape the ...

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16 Jun
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New Rules for ACOs Aim to Encourage Participation

June 16, 2016: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) will begin operating under some new rules designed to incentivize participation in the program while continuing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) evolution toward value-based ...

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16 Jun
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CMS Will Shift Home Health Agencies to a 'Pre-Claim Review' Model in 5 States

June 16, 2016: In a step that it hopes will help educate home health agencies (HHAs) and prevent improper payment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon require HHAs in 5 states to participate in a pre-claim ...

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15 Jun
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Improved Direct Access to PTs Now Law in Louisiana

June 15, 2016: After a sometimes-contentious struggle, individuals in Louisiana now have improved direct access to physical therapist (PT) services. Source: APTA Feed Improved Direct Access to PTs Now Law in Louisiana

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15 Jun
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From PTJ: PT Input Key to Reducing Hospital Readmissions

June 15, 2016: PTJ looks at how to incorporate PTs into hospital transition-of-care processes. Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: PT Input Key to Reducing Hospital Readmissions

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15 Jun
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, June 2016

June 15, 2016: Local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, June 2016 edition. Source: APTA Feed The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, June 2016

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