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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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18 May
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New Study Links Leisure-Time Physical Activity to Reduced Risk for 13 Types of Cancer

May 18, 2016: According to a new large-scale study, physically active individuals drop their risk of developing 13 different types of cancer by as much as 20%, including risk reduction for 3 of the 4 most-commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide. Source: ...

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18 May
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, May 2016

May 18, 2016: The May, 2016 edition of “Good Stuff,” an occasional series that highlights recent, mostly local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs and PTAs ...

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17 May
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Innovation 2.0 Series of Learning Labs Kicks Off With Pay for Performance

May 17, 2016: Insights on developing and implementing a pay-for-performance program that focuses on delivering care for patients with low back pain are yours to glean from the first Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab, now available in the APTA Learning Center. ...

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16 May
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NYT Editorial Includes Wider Use of Physical Therapy Among Strategies to Battle Opioid Epidemic

May 16, 2016: The editorial board of The New York Times says that Congress has “snapped to attention” and produced a “flurry of legislation” aimed at battling the opioid abuse epidemic, but warns that the efforts need to be backed ...

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16 May
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National Academies of Practice Inducts 7 PTs

May 16, 2016: Seven physical therapists (PTs) have been inducted into the ranks of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), a prominent health care advisory group focused on interdisciplinary collaboration. Source: APTA Feed National Academies of Practice Inducts 7 PTs

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13 May
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From PTJ: Could Genomic Awareness Transform the Profession?

May 13, 2016: A PTJ “Perspectives” article points out how the instance and progression of chronic disease are affected not only by a patient’s lifestyle and environment, but by their genetics. Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: Could Genomic Awareness Transform ...

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