Category Archives: info

21 Jul
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$12.5 Million PCORI Grant Will Fund Research on Team Approach to Pain Management

A new grant will help fund research on integrative approaches to pain management. Source: APTA Feed .5 Million PCORI Grant Will Fund Research on Team Approach to Pain Management

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20 Jul
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Opioids in the News: Congress Passes Opioid Bill, Medical Marijuana for Pain, the Path From Pain to Addiction, More

July 20, 2016: The opioid abuse epidemic, and its relationship to the US health care system’s approach to pain treatment, continues to make news. Here are some of the latest reports and features. Source: APTA Feed Opioids in the News: ...

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19 Jul
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PTA Advanced Proficiency Program is the Focus of Upcoming Webinar

July 19, 2016: Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and students interested in learning more about APTA’s PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP) program are invited to join a free webinar coming up July 21. Source: APTA Feed PTA Advanced Proficiency Program is ...

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18 Jul
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Study: African Americans With OA 34% Less Likely to Have Office-Based

July 18, 2016: Authors of a new study on disparities have found that, after controlling for socioeconomic variables, African Americans with osteoarthritis (OA) are 34% less likely to have an office-based physical therapy or occupational therapy visit than other racial ...

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18 Jul
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Now Available to Members: Highlights of the Proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

July 18, 2016: APTA members can now access highlights of the 2017 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule rule. Source: APTA Feed Now Available to Members: Highlights of the Proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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15 Jul
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Bill That Adds Protections for PTs Traveling With Sports Teams Moves in House

July 15, 2016: A bipartisan bill that helps to protect physical therapists (PTs) and other health care providers who travel across state lines with sports teams is on its way to the floor of the US House of Representatives. Source: ...

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15 Jul
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ACA Anti-Discrimination Rule for Health Care Providers, Payers Takes Effect July 18

July 15, 2016: Beginning July 18, health care providers and payers that accept federal dollars will be subject to a provision of the Affordable Care Act barring discrimination in care and coverage on the basis of race, color, national origin, ...

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14 Jul
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Senate Committee Hearing on Stark Law Touches on Self-Referral Loophole for Physical Therapy, Other Services

July 14, 2016: Some members of the Senate have not forgotten about problems with the so-called “Stark law” intended to counter abuses of physician self-referral. Source: APTA Feed Senate Committee Hearing on Stark Law Touches on Self-Referral Loophole for Physical ...

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14 Jul
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Highlights of New Home Health Agency Claims Program Posted

July 14, 2016: Now available to members through the APTA website: highlights and resources to help members prepare for big changes to home health agency (HHA) Medicare claims coming to 5 states. Source: APTA Feed Highlights of New Home Health ...

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14 Jul
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New APTA Series Gets at the Gaps

July 14, 2016: APTA’s #PTTransforms blog is now host to a new series that explores the divide between evidence and practice behaviors in the clinic. Source: APTA Feed New APTA Series Gets at the Gaps

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