Category Archives: info

05 Nov
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PT Named to Technical Expert Panel on Postacute Care Setting Measures

November 5, 2015: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named Craig Miller, PT, to its technical expert panel on developing measures for Medicare spending on beneficiaries in skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, long-term care hospital, and home health ...

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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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