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08 Oct
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APTA Letter on SNFs and Productivity Published in NYT

October 8, 2015: APTA has spoken out in The New York Times (NYT) about recent reports that skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are taking advantage of Medicare billing policies. Source: APTA Feed APTA Letter on SNFs and Productivity Published in NYT

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07 Oct
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National Physical Therapy Month Podcast Explores How to #AgeWell Through Physical Activity

October 7, 2015: A new podcast produced as part of APTA’s #AgeWell campaign is shedding light on the fact that many of the health declines Americans believe are an “inevitable” part of getting older may not be so inevitable after ...

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07 Oct
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Study Looks at Concussion Rates Among NCAA Sports

October 7, 2015: A new study of 5 years’ worth of concussion data from NCAA sports reveals that men’s wrestling is the sport with the highest rate of sports-related concussion (SRC), but men’s football remains on top in terms of ...

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06 Oct
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APTA, CDC Partner on Community-Based Resources for Arthritis

October 6, 2015: APTA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have partnered to offer physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) new resources to promote community-focused, evidence-based physical activity programs that help people manage arthritis ...

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06 Oct
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PTs to Serve on AMA CPT Telehealth Group

October 5, 2015: Two physical therapists (PTs) have been named to a multidisciplinary work group that will focus on potential additions and changes to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) current procedural terminology (CPT) codes as they relate to telehealth. Source: ...

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05 Oct
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APTA Op-Ed on Physician Self-Referral Published in The Hill

October 5, 2015: Physical therapy received some timely, high-profile exposure in a prominent Capitol Hill news source. The subject: how eliminating the in-office ancillary services (IOAS) exception for physical therapy and other services could save Medicare money in what could ...

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02 Oct
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'Small Employer' Definition Change Likely Left to States

October 2, 2015: Bipartisan legislation that will leave it to states to decide the cutoff number for what’s defined as a “small employer” for purposes of health insurance coverage will likely be signed by President Obama, according to a recent ...

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02 Oct
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Study: 11-Month 'Booster' Exercise Therapy for Knee OA Is More Effective Than 9-Week Program, and Manual Therapy Helps – Sometimes

October 2, 2015: A new study concludes that exercise therapy for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) tends to be more effective when some sessions are spread out over a year as “booster” sessions rather than held every few days over ...

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01 Oct
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Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act Reviewed in House Subcommittee, Called 'Common Sense Legislation'

October 1, 2015: A bill that would help physical therapists (PTs) in private practice improve continuity of care received supportive comments from several members of a House subcommittee during a hearing that featured the testimony of Sandra Norby, PT. Source: ...

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01 Oct
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SNF Billing Practices Targeted in HHS Inspector General Report

October 1, 2015: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has turned its attention to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), where it alleges that Medicare payments have “greatly exceeded SNF costs for ...

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