Category Archives: info

17 Jun
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PT Leader, Former APTA Vice President Margaret Moore Dead at 94

June 17, 2016: Margaret Moore, PT, EdD, a former secretary and first vice president of the APTA Board of Directors and a physical therapy leader gifted with “extraordinary vision, outspoken persistence, and fearless advocacy that did much to shape the ...

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16 Jun
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New Rules for ACOs Aim to Encourage Participation

June 16, 2016: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) will begin operating under some new rules designed to incentivize participation in the program while continuing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) evolution toward value-based ...

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16 Jun
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CMS Will Shift Home Health Agencies to a 'Pre-Claim Review' Model in 5 States

June 16, 2016: In a step that it hopes will help educate home health agencies (HHAs) and prevent improper payment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon require HHAs in 5 states to participate in a pre-claim ...

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15 Jun
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Improved Direct Access to PTs Now Law in Louisiana

June 15, 2016: After a sometimes-contentious struggle, individuals in Louisiana now have improved direct access to physical therapist (PT) services. Source: APTA Feed Improved Direct Access to PTs Now Law in Louisiana

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15 Jun
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From PTJ: PT Input Key to Reducing Hospital Readmissions

June 15, 2016: PTJ looks at how to incorporate PTs into hospital transition-of-care processes. Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: PT Input Key to Reducing Hospital Readmissions

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15 Jun
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, June 2016

June 15, 2016: Local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, June 2016 edition. Source: APTA Feed The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, June 2016

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14 Jun
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News From NEXT: PTs and Students Address Homelessness and Health

June 14, 2016: An effort to provide better service to the homeless population in Mobile, Alabama, has helped a university physical therapy department teach its students lessons in the value of community, the challenges of interprofessional collaboration, and the importance ...

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14 Jun
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News From NEXT: Can Productivity Be Saved in a Value-Based World?

June 14, 2016: These 2 aspects of performance—productivity and accountability—will continue to play off each other in the shift from fee-for-service-based payment to value-based payment in health care. The move toward value-based models, however, makes it a challenge for physical ...

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14 Jun
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News From NEXT: Outcomes Measures Are Here to Stay, so Seize the Opportunities

June 14, 2016: Not long after they began their June 10 presentation on why outcomes measures are essential in physical therapist (PT) practice, NEXT conference presenters Heidi Janenga PT, DPT, ATC/L, and Troy Bage, PT, DPT, MBA, asked a packed ...

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13 Jun
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News From NEXT: Changing Professional Beliefs to Transform Society

June 13, 2016: Nancy Sharby, PT, DPT, MS, remembers when, a few years ago, a fellow physical therapist (PT) questioned the profession’s movement toward taking a more active role in addressing the societal changes necessary to improve overall health and ...

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