Category Archives: info

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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10 Jul
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Medicare to Test Bundled Payments for Hip, Knee Replacements in Selected Cities

July 10, 2015: Hip and knee replacement surgery—which is nearly always partnered with rehabilitation including physical therapy—is the target of a proposed Medicare test of a bundled payment model, which will hold acute-care hospitals in 75 areas around the US ...

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10 Jul
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Mystery Polio-Like Illness Linked to New Virus

July 10, 2015: For a while, researchers studying a mysterious polio-like illness in Colorado last year felt like they were coming close to pinpointing the cause of the disease. Now they’re not so sure. Source: APTA Feed Mystery Polio-Like Illness ...

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09 Jul
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Researchers Call Into Question Prevailing Model of How Neurons Control Movement

July 9, 2015: Researchers from Stanford University think they may be on to a deeper understanding of how neurons work as a “dynamical system” that links activity to a “pre-movement” state. Source: APTA Feed Researchers Call Into Question Prevailing Model ...

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