Category Archives: info

18 Apr
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, April 2018

PTs as bicycle seat designers, app developers, virtual reality researchers–and 1 proud new father. Source: APTA Feed The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, April 2018

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17 Apr
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Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship, Grant Opportunities

The Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Kendall scholarships and 8 research grants. Source: APTA Feed Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship, Grant Opportunities

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16 Apr
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APTA Adds Its Voice to Coalition Calling for Medicare Advantage to Rein in Prior Authorization

April 16, 2018: With nearly a third of the total Medicare population enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and growth expected to continue, it’s time for the public-private hybrid system to evolve and move away from excessive use of ...

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13 Apr
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Study: Primary Care Physician PT Referral Rates Dropped 50% Between 2003 and 2014

April 13, 2018: Over the past 20 years, there have been vast gains in direct access to physical therapists (PTs), and most providers and clinical practice guidelines recommend physical therapy as a “first-line treatment” for many musculoskeletal conditions. Source: APTA ...

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11 Apr
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Final Rule on ACA Insurance Exchanges Opens the Door for Market Instability, Disruptions in Care

“Consumers will be left with a confusing, unsteady coverage system that could disrupt their care–practically the opposite scenario from the original intent of the ACA.” Source: APTA Feed Final Rule on ACA Insurance Exchanges Opens the Door for Market Instability, ...

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10 Apr
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As APTA's Financial Solutions Center Marks 1 Year, Student Debt Looms Large in the News

APTA’s Financial Solutions Center is designed to help PTs, PTAs, and students respond to the challenges of student debt and financial management. Source: APTA Feed As APTA's Financial Solutions Center Marks 1 Year, Student Debt Looms Large in the News

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09 Apr
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PTs Honored for International Volunteer Efforts

Only a small number of volunteers among all types of health discipline receive the prestigious award. Source: APTA Feed PTs Honored for International Volunteer Efforts

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06 Apr
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PTJ: To Avoid Adverse Events, Rehab Facilities Need to Get to the Root of the Problem

Adverse events were most often caused by staff errors in policy and procedures and communications. Source: APTA Feed PTJ: To Avoid Adverse Events, Rehab Facilities Need to Get to the Root of the Problem

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04 Apr
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Bill to Weaken ADA Met With Strong Opposition From Senators, APTA, Other Organizations

“This attempt to erode the rights guaranteed in the ADA runs counter to the values of the physical therapy profession and its commitment to assisting all people with disabilities to set and achieve high goals.” Source: APTA Feed Bill to ...

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03 Apr
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Researchers Say Frequent TV-Watching Comes With VTE Risk That Can't Be Eliminated Through Physical Activity

“These results suggest that sedentary behavior is not just the opposite issue from physical activity.” Source: APTA Feed Researchers Say Frequent TV-Watching Comes With VTE Risk That Can't Be Eliminated Through Physical Activity

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