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02 Jun
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PTJ to Partner With Oxford University Press

June 2, 2016: Physical Therapy (PTJ), APTA’s scientific journal has entered a partnership with Oxford University Press (OUP), a leading academic and research journal publisher. Source: APTA Feed PTJ to Partner With Oxford University Press

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02 Jun
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Panel Maps the Landscape for a National Initiative on Rehabilitation in Cancer Care

June 1, 2016: Integrating rehabilitation services into cancer care, making it happen consistently, and doing it in ways that are truly effective, will take a “multi-pronged approach,” according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) expert panel. Source: APTA Feed ...

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31 May
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Prescription Drug Prices, Rising Out-of-Pocket Expenses Help Push Average Family Health Care Costs to $24.6k per Year

May 31, 2016: According to a new report, the cost of health care for a typical family of 4 covered by typical employer-sponsored preferred provider organization (PPO) has more than doubled over the past 10 years. Source: APTA Feed Prescription ...

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27 May
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Extended PT Workforce Projections Include Scenarios Ranging From Shortage to Oversupply

May 27, 2016: While there are plenty of variables that could lead to different outcomes over the coming years, the latest APTA models of future supply and demand for physical therapists (PTs) include a first: the possibility of an oversupply ...

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26 May
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From PTJ: Group-Based Physical Therapy No More Effective Than 1-on-1 Care for Knee OA

May 26, 2016: Group physical therapy for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) was found to be no more effective in reducing pain and improving functional outcomes than 1-on-1 sessions—contrary to researchers’ expectations. Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: Group-Based Physical Therapy ...

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25 May
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Help Guide the Combined Sections Meeting: Volunteers Needed

May 25, 2016: Want to help shape the direction of APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)? Now’s your chance. Source: APTA Feed Help Guide the Combined Sections Meeting: Volunteers Needed

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24 May
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New Targeted Manual Medical Review System: 6 Things You Should Know

May 24, 2016: The much-anticipated changes to the way the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conducts its manual medical reviews (MMRs) are under way, with the first round of requests for additional documentation (ADRs) now being sent to ...

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23 May
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CMS Offers Training on Coming IRF Changes

May 23, 2016: Changes to reporting requirements for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) are coming this fall, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is helping providers prepare. Source: APTA Feed CMS Offers Training on Coming IRF Changes

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20 May
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CoHSTAR Offers Online Viewing for First-Ever Conference on PT Health Services Research

May 20, 2016: A first-of-its-kind gathering to explore physical therapy health services research with some of the profession’s top researchers is nearly at capacity, but you still have a chance to tune in remotely. Source: APTA Feed CoHSTAR Offers Online ...

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19 May
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County-by-County Analysis Finds Pockets of High Arthritis Prevalence

May 19, 2016: As if the prevalence of arthritis in more than 1 and 5 Americans isn’t challenging enough, now comes information that breaks down statistics at the county level to find that prevalence is very uneven across the US, ...

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