Author Archives: akaptao

26 Jul
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CMS Expands Mandatory Bundling Program to Cardiac Care, Including Rehab

Care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks is the subject of a new CMS mandatory bundling proposal. Source: APTA Feed CMS Expands Mandatory Bundling Program to Cardiac Care, Including Rehab

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25 Jul
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Study: 10 Modifiable Risk Factors Associated With 90% of Strokes Worldwide

More than 90% of all strokes worldwide are related to 10 modifiable risk factors, says a new study. Source: APTA Feed Study: 10 Modifiable Risk Factors Associated With 90% of Strokes Worldwide

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22 Jul
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Study: Early Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Makes Sense for Patients, PTs, and Payers

Researchers make the “value proposition” for early physical therapy for neck pain. Source: APTA Feed Study: Early Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Makes Sense for Patients, PTs, and Payers

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22 Jul
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Anti-Identify Theft Changes to Medicare Cards Coming

CMS will explain how changes to Medicare card numbers may affect your practice. Source: APTA Feed Anti-Identify Theft Changes to Medicare Cards Coming

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21 Jul
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HHS: 29% of Rehab Hospital Patients Experience Adverse Events, Temporary Harm During Stays

Close to 1 in 3 Medicare beneficiaries in independently-run rehabilitation hospitals experience adverse or temporary harm events during their stay—and nearly half of those events are preventable, according to a report. Source: APTA Feed HHS: 29% of Rehab Hospital Patients ...

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21 Jul
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$12.5 Million PCORI Grant Will Fund Research on Team Approach to Pain Management

A new grant will help fund research on integrative approaches to pain management. Source: APTA Feed .5 Million PCORI Grant Will Fund Research on Team Approach to Pain Management

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20 Jul
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Opioids in the News: Congress Passes Opioid Bill, Medical Marijuana for Pain, the Path From Pain to Addiction, More

July 20, 2016: The opioid abuse epidemic, and its relationship to the US health care system’s approach to pain treatment, continues to make news. Here are some of the latest reports and features. Source: APTA Feed Opioids in the News: ...

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19 Jul
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PTA Advanced Proficiency Program is the Focus of Upcoming Webinar

July 19, 2016: Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and students interested in learning more about APTA’s PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP) program are invited to join a free webinar coming up July 21. Source: APTA Feed PTA Advanced Proficiency Program is ...

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18 Jul
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Study: African Americans With OA 34% Less Likely to Have Office-Based

July 18, 2016: Authors of a new study on disparities have found that, after controlling for socioeconomic variables, African Americans with osteoarthritis (OA) are 34% less likely to have an office-based physical therapy or occupational therapy visit than other racial ...

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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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