Category Archives: info

05 Nov
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A Future Where PTs Plug Their Brains Into Patients? Maybe, Say Researchers

November 5, 2015: According to a recent article in Singularity, researchers from Duke University are beginning to make inroads on a project that they think will one day allow the brain waves of a PT to help a motor-impaired patient ...

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04 Nov
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'The Knowledgeable PT' Debuts This Week

Physical therapists (PTs) rely on a huge knowledge base to do their jobs. It’s a knowledge base that draws not only from their clinical training and education, but from an appreciation of how and where the profession is growing, and ...

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03 Nov
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CMS Puts Unpopular Lower-Limb Prostheses Proposal on Hold

November 3, 2015: After receiving widespread criticism from patients, advocates, and groups including APTA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will back away from a proposal that would have imposed significant restrictions on lower-limb ...

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03 Nov
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In This Month's PT in Motion: Bullying Among Colleagues

November 3, 2015: In this month’s issue of PT in Motion magazine, “Ethics in Practice” columnist Nancy Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, concludes her 3-part series on bullying in the physical therapy profession. Source: APTA Feed In This Month's PT ...

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02 Nov
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2016 Physician Fee Schedule Includes Modest Increase, Continues Exploration of Misvalued Codes

November 2, 2015: The final rule for the 2016 physician fee schedule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) includes a slight overall payment increase, the expansion of several quality measures, and continued examination of potentially “misvalued” current ...

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02 Nov
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2016 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Clarifies '2 Midnight' Rule—a Little

November 2, 2015: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for the 2016 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) that acknowledges the importance of clinical judgment and the need for a more collaborative approach in education ...

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02 Nov
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WCPT Seeking Input From PTs All Over the World—Including You

November 2, 2015: Have some thoughts about physical therapy from a global perspective? Now you can make those opinions heard. Source: APTA Feed WCPT Seeking Input From PTs All Over the World—Including You

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30 Oct
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World Stroke Day Resources, APTA Information, Help Consumers Understand Need to Act F.A.S.T.

October 30, 2015: World Stroke Day may be over, but resources created for the event—and APTA’s ongoing offerings—are as relevant as ever. Source: APTA Feed World Stroke Day Resources, APTA Information, Help Consumers Understand Need to Act F.A.S.T.

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30 Oct
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Home Health Payment for 2016 Includes New Value-Based Model, Slightly Smaller Reduction From Proposed Rule

October 30, 2015: CMS has issued a final rule for the 2016 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) that looks a lot like the rule it proposed earlier this year. Source: APTA Feed Home Health Payment for 2016 ...

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29 Oct
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Student Loan Repayment to Be Focus of Flash Action Nov 4-5

October 29, 2015: People in rural and underserved areas deserve access to physical therapy—and including physical therapists (PTs) in the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) could make that access possible. Source: APTA Feed Student Loan Repayment to Be Focus of ...

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