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28 Jun
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Proposed Home Health Rule Includes Planned $180 Million Reduction, Shift to Cost-per-Unit System for Outlier Payments

June 28, 2016: CMShas issued a proposed rule for the 2017 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) that would continue a planned series of cuts that began in 2014. Source: APTA Feed Proposed Home Health Rule Includes Planned ...

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27 Jun
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Study: Primary Prevention Key to Decreasing Disparity in Black-White Stroke Mortality Rate

June 27, 2016: Reducing the stark disparity in stroke mortality between black and white Americans requires a focus on risk prevention in primary care and public health, but those efforts need to “go further upstream.” Source: APTA Feed Study: Primary ...

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27 Jun
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Last Chance to Register for Online Access to Major Health Policy Research Gathering

June 27, 2016: Time is almost out to register for online attendance at a first-of-its-kind gathering of some of the profession’s top physical therapy health policy and services researchers. Source: APTA Feed Last Chance to Register for Online Access to ...

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24 Jun
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New Reports Underscore the Severity of the Opioid Epidemic

June 24, 2016: New reports and studies continue to point to alarming trends in the use and abuse of opioids across the US. Source: APTA Feed New Reports Underscore the Severity of the Opioid Epidemic

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24 Jun
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Photos From NEXT 2016 Now Available

June 24, 2016: Capture your memories of the 2016 NEXT Conference and Exposition: hundreds of photos from the event are now available online, and browsing couldn’t be easier. Source: APTA Feed Photos From NEXT 2016 Now Available

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24 Jun
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Specialist Certification Exam Application Dates Approaching

June 24, 2016: Physical therapists who plan to take the 2017 American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) examination for specialist certification need to get the application process started soon, by either July 1 or July 31, depending on the ...

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23 Jun
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Medicare Fraud Dragnet Identifies a Record $900 Million in Illegal Billing

June 23, 2016: The federal government has announced the largest-ever Medicare fraud sweep, a takedown that involves 301 individuals connected to alleged fraudulent billing totaling $900 million. Source: APTA Feed Medicare Fraud Dragnet Identifies a Record 0 Million in Illegal ...

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23 Jun
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From NYT: Nondrug Pain Approaches Not Always Easy to Pursue

June 23, 2016: A New York Times article takes a look at how the health care system in general, and insurers in particular, are making it difficult for individuals to pursue pain treatments that aren’t drug-based. Source: APTA Feed From ...

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23 Jun
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WCPT Taps Australian PT as New CEO

June 23, 2016: The World Confederation for Physical Therapy has announced that Australian physiotherapist Jonathon Kruger will be stepping into the role of chief executive officer of the organization. Source: APTA Feed WCPT Taps Australian PT as New CEO

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22 Jun
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PTJ Continues to Grow in Research 'Impact'

June 22, 2016: The influence of Physical Therapy (PTJ), APTA’s scientific journal, continues to grow: according to Journal Citation Reports (JCR), the frequency with which PTJ is cited in other journals—its so-called “impact factor”—made PTJ #5 among rehabilitation journals and ...

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