Author Archives: akaptao

15 Apr
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CMS Clears the Way for PTs Working in Patients' Rooms That Are 'Off Premises' From the Rehab Agency

April 15, 2015: Outpatient physical therapists (PTs) who provide services in patient rooms at assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, or nursing facilities don’t have to meet the requirements of an “extension location.” Source: APTA Feed CMS ...

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14 Apr
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Which PT in Motion Cover Sits Well With You?

April 14, 2015: Editorial staff members at PT in Motion are hoping you’re no slouch at picking covers. Source: APTA Feed Which PT in Motion Cover Sits Well With You?

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13 Apr
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Survey Points to Slow Progress on Health IT Interoperability—But Some Optimism About 'Roadmap' Goals

April 13, 2015: An article in Modern Healthcare reports that despite federal emphasis on interoperability of health records, a new survey of health care executives has found that only 11% of respondents were able to actually achieve record exchanges with ...

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10 Apr
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Study: Most of Physical Activity's Longevity Benefits Are Achieved By Simply Meeting Guidelines – But Doing a Lot More Isn't Risky

April 10, 2015: A new study says that when it comes to leisure time physical activity, the more the better—but that doesn’t mean that cranking out 10 times the minimum activity recommendations makes you 10 times more likely to live ...

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10 Apr
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Higher Proportion of Vigorous Physical Activity Lowers Mortality Risk

April 10, 2015: A new study from Australia concludes that while achieving at least the minimum amount of recommended weekly physical activity is key to a lower mortality risk, upping the amount of vigorous physical activity in an individual’s exercise ...

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09 Apr
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Early Guideline-Based Physical Therapy Results in Health Care Savings for Patients With LBP

April 9, 2015: For patients with a first episode of low back pain (LBP), getting to physical therapy early—and receiving evidence-based interventions—are the keys to significantly reduced health care costs compared with delaying physical therapy or receiving “non-adherent” physical therapy ...

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08 Apr
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Stenosis Findings Point to Need for Patient-Provider Conversation About Physical Therapy as First Treatment

April 8, 2015: News of the latest research on physical therapy’s effectiveness in easing spinal stenosis symptoms is spreading fast and, with it, the idea that health care providers and patients need to engage in well-informed conversations that include nonsurgical ...

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08 Apr
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Blogs and Tweets and Posts Oh, My: Support for Therapy Cap Repeal Gets Creative

April 8, 2015: APTA members and supporters are keeping the pressure on the US Senate to consider an amendment that would end the therapy cap, and, true to the profession, doing it with plenty of energy and creativity. Source: APTA ...

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08 Apr
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Wide Support for Therapy Cap Repeal; Your Voice Needed Now

April 7, 2015: According to APTA, no fewer than 24 other organizations also back the idea of putting an end to the cap. Source: APTA Feed Wide Support for Therapy Cap Repeal; Your Voice Needed Now

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07 Apr
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Physical Therapy's Effects Equal to Surgery for Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

April 7, 2015: Physical therapy for spinal stenosis is as effective as surgery and should be fully considered as a first-choice treatment option, according to a new study. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy's Effects Equal to Surgery for Spinal Stenosis ...

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