Category Archives: info

22 May
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Meniscus Surgery All in Your Head, Says One Psychiatrist

May 22, 2015: Apparently, even psychiatrists have issues—and sometimes these issues include feelings about the validity of arthroscopic surgery for meniscus tears. Source: APTA Feed Meniscus Surgery All in Your Head, Says One Psychiatrist

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21 May
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New Postacute Care Webpage Makes an IMPACT

May 21, 2015: New to the APTA website: a webpage exclusively devoted to providing you with everything you need to know about postacute care reform in Medicare, including information on how the Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act will change ...

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21 May
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BMJ Study Links Regular Physical Activity to Longer Life in Elderly Men

May 21, 2015: Older men have yet another incentive to be physically active—they can extend their lifespan. At least this was the case for elderly men in an observational study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) (free full-text ...

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20 May
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Last Chance to Test ICD-10 Reporting System

May 20, 2015: Need more information on what the change to ICD-10 means for your practice? Visit the APTA ICD-10 webpage, which includes background and resources. Source: APTA Feed Last Chance to Test ICD-10 Reporting System

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20 May
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Hospital 'Preferred Provider' Lists Put Pressure on SNFs

May 20, 2015: Hospitals are getting picky about the SNFs they recommend. Source: APTA Feed Hospital 'Preferred Provider' Lists Put Pressure on SNFs

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20 May
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Patients With Colorectal Cancer Heed Physical Activity Advice – If They Get It

May 20, 2015: Less than one-third of colorectal cancer patients remember getting this crucial advice. Source: APTA Feed Patients With Colorectal Cancer Heed Physical Activity Advice – If They Get It

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19 May
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Wheelchair, Robotic Advances Show Promise

May 19, 2015: Need an antidote to the nagging feeling that personal health technology is turning us into walking databases and little else? Maybe it’s time to check out some cutting-edge technologies that are less about quantifying people and more ...

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18 May
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Survey: Your Boss Is Concerned About Your Retirement—To a Point

May 18, 2015: Health care employers understand the importance of offering a retirement plan to employees—and they may even be concerned that their employees are financially prepared to leave work–but taking steps to foster that kind of retirement readiness? That’s ...

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15 May
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9 of 10 Parents of Overweight Children Don't See the Problem

May 15, 2015: Nearly 95% of parents of overweight children in America don’t perceive their child as overweight, according to a new study that underscores a phenomenon one editorial writer describes as “oblviobesity.” Source: APTA Feed 9 of 10 Parents ...

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14 May
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ACA Data: Newly Insured Have 'Pent-Up Demand' for TKA, LBP Surgery

May 14, 2015: A new study from the Society of Actuaries (SOA) (.pdf) reveals that previously uninsured individuals who became insured through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tended to pursue so-called “preference-sensitive” treatment at a significantly higher rate than the ...

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