Category Archives: info

13 Oct
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Study: Seeing a PT First for LBP Decreases 1-Year Utilization Rates Among Privately Insured

October 13, 2015: Researchers analyzing data from privately insured individuals have found that when it comes to low back pain (LBP), the provider a patient sees first can make a big difference in health care utilization. Source: APTA Feed Study: ...

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09 Oct
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Combination of Physical Therapy, Psychological Support Works to Significantly Reduce Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Adolescents

October 9, 2015: Intensive physical therapy and occupational therapy coupled with psychotherapy can significantly improve pain and function among youth with fibromyalgia, according to a study. Source: APTA Feed Combination of Physical Therapy, Psychological Support Works to Significantly Reduce Fibromyalgia ...

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08 Oct
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APTA Letter on SNFs and Productivity Published in NYT

October 8, 2015: APTA has spoken out in The New York Times (NYT) about recent reports that skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are taking advantage of Medicare billing policies. Source: APTA Feed APTA Letter on SNFs and Productivity Published in NYT

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07 Oct
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National Physical Therapy Month Podcast Explores How to #AgeWell Through Physical Activity

October 7, 2015: A new podcast produced as part of APTA’s #AgeWell campaign is shedding light on the fact that many of the health declines Americans believe are an “inevitable” part of getting older may not be so inevitable after ...

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07 Oct
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Study Looks at Concussion Rates Among NCAA Sports

October 7, 2015: A new study of 5 years’ worth of concussion data from NCAA sports reveals that men’s wrestling is the sport with the highest rate of sports-related concussion (SRC), but men’s football remains on top in terms of ...

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06 Oct
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APTA, CDC Partner on Community-Based Resources for Arthritis

October 6, 2015: APTA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered to offer physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) new resources to promote community-focused, evidence-based physical activity programs that help people manage arthritis ...

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06 Oct
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PTs to Serve on AMA CPT Telehealth Group

October 5, 2015: Two physical therapists (PTs) have been named to a multidisciplinary work group that will focus on potential additions and changes to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) current procedural terminology (CPT) codes as they relate to telehealth. Source: ...

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05 Oct
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APTA Op-Ed on Physician Self-Referral Published in The Hill

October 5, 2015: Physical therapy received some timely, high-profile exposure in a prominent Capitol Hill news source. The subject: how eliminating the in-office ancillary services (IOAS) exception for physical therapy and other services could save Medicare money in what could ...

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02 Oct
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'Small Employer' Definition Change Likely Left to States

October 2, 2015: Bipartisan legislation that will leave it to states to decide the cutoff number for what’s defined as a “small employer” for purposes of health insurance coverage will likely be signed by President Obama, according to a recent ...

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02 Oct
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Study: 11-Month 'Booster' Exercise Therapy for Knee OA Is More Effective Than 9-Week Program, and Manual Therapy Helps – Sometimes

October 2, 2015: A new study concludes that exercise therapy for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) tends to be more effective when some sessions are spread out over a year as “booster” sessions rather than held every few days over ...

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