Category Archives: info

21 Jul
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ADA Turns 25—Here's How You Can Help Celebrate

July 21, 2015: Happy 25th anniversary to a law based on an idea that lies at the very heart of the physical therapy profession—that individuals should not face barriers of any kind based on disability. Source: APTA Feed ADA Turns ...

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20 Jul
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Medicare Extends 5-Star Ratings to Home Health Agencies

July 20, 2015: Home health agencies are now part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star rating system, which incorporates evaluations of patient mobility in its assessment of an agency’s overall effectiveness. Source: APTA Feed Medicare Extends ...

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17 Jul
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Meta-Analysis Backs Use of Electrical Stimulation on Patients Posttroke

July 17, 2015: Authors of a review and analysis of studies on neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES) in the treatment of patients poststroke say it’s an option that they recommend to reduce spasticity and increase range of motion. Source: APTA Feed ...

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17 Jul
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Popular ICD-10 Webinar Now Available for Free Download

July 17, 2015: Did you miss the sold-out APTA webinar on ICD-10 implementation? It’s now available to APTA members as a free recording. Source: APTA Feed Popular ICD-10 Webinar Now Available for Free Download

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16 Jul
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5 Tips on Cultural Competence

July 16, 2015: Here are 5 tips on cultural competence, drawn from APTA’s extensive online resources that include videos, online and text-based courses, as well as association plans, policies, and guidelines. Source: APTA Feed 5 Tips on Cultural Competence

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15 Jul
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Study: Concussed College Athletes Almost Twice as Likely to Experience Later Lower Extremity Injuries

July 15, 2015: A study of Division I college athletes has reinforced the idea that there’s a connection between concussion and later musculoskeletal injury. Source: APTA Feed Study: Concussed College Athletes Almost Twice as Likely to Experience Later Lower Extremity ...

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14 Jul
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NEXT Photos Available for Print, Download

July 14, 2015: Don’t let your memories of the 2015 NEXT Conference and Exposition fade—check out the event photos available for print or digital download. Source: APTA Feed NEXT Photos Available for Print, Download

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13 Jul
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Value-Based Payment Model Introduced in Proposed 2016 Home Health Prospective System

July 13, 2015: In addition to its annual payment update, the recently released Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for the 2016 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) includes policy changes for home health agencies ...

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13 Jul
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ICD-10 Testing Rates Improve, CMS Offers Concession for Certain Coding Errors

July 13, 2015: As the October 1 startup date for the ICD-10 coding system creeps closer and closer, the compliance picture seems to be brightening, just as the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announces that it’s taking ...

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10 Jul
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Payment Rates, Misvalued Codes, Quality Provisions, Self-Referral: Quick Take on Proposed 2016 Physician Fee Schedule

July 10, 2015: How will the rule impact physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs)? Review some key highlights from APTA’s initial look at the proposed rule. Source: APTA Feed Payment Rates, Misvalued Codes, Quality Provisions, Self-Referral: Quick Take ...

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