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11 Aug
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Physician Self-Referral to Physical Therapy for LBP Does Less, Costs More

August 11, 2015: According to newly published research, LBP patients who are self-referred receive fewer physical therapy visits and more ineffective passive modalities than patients who aren’t self-referred—and all at a higher overall cost. Source: APTA Feed Physician Self-Referral to ...

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10 Aug
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Researchers Say Cardiac Rehab Not Reaching Enough People

August 10, 2015: Even though cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is strongly supported as an intervention for patients who have suffered a heart attack, too few people are getting referrals for CR programs, and an even smaller number is actually following through ...

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07 Aug
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Study: Physical Activity Has Big Effect on Insulin Resistance in Adolescents—For a Limited Time

August 7, 2015: Researchers have known for a while that insulin resistance (IR) tends to peak in mid-adolescence.Now, they have a better understanding of just how significantly IR levels can be knocked back by physical activity—and how those effects are ...

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07 Aug
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CoHSTAR Research Center Now Accepting Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowship Applications

August 7, 2015: Physical therapists (PTs) who are interested in playing a transformative role in physical therapy health services research now have a big chance to do just that. Source: APTA Feed CoHSTAR Research Center Now Accepting Postdoctoral and Faculty ...

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06 Aug
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That Was Then, This Is Also Then: When a Patient's Past Affect's a PT's Present

August 6, 2015: What happens when something in a patient’s past stops the PT in her or his tracks, and introduces doubts about whether treatment can continue? Source: APTA Feed That Was Then, This Is Also Then: When a Patient's ...

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06 Aug
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Males and Females Differ in Fetal Vertebrae Development, Possibly Due to Evolutionary Mobility Adaptation

August 6, 2015: A new study says that differences in male and female vertebrae diameters occur in the fetal stage and are present at birth. Source: APTA Feed Males and Females Differ in Fetal Vertebrae Development, Possibly Due to Evolutionary ...

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05 Aug
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Washington Post: 'Growing Interest' in Prehab for Individuals With Cancer Doesn't Translate Into Insurance Coverage

August 5, 2015: Prehabilitation for patients with cancer can be effective, but that doesn’t necessarily mean insurance companies or even some health care professionals are on board with the concept, according to a recent article in The Washington Post. Source: ...

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05 Aug
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Final National Academies Publication on Future of Home Health Includes PT Perspective

August 5, 2015: The summary of a high-profile workshop on the future of home health has been finalized in both electronic and print form, and it includes a physical therapy voice, by way of Cindy Krafft, PT, COS-C, president of ...

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04 Aug
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Inpatient Rehab, Inpatient Payment Final Rules Confirm Push for More Outcome Measures—And Tougher Penalties

August 4, 2015: The final rules for inpatient rehabilitation facilities and the inpatient prospective payment system continue the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) effort to put teeth into its push for more quality reporting while offering a mix ...

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03 Aug
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SNF Final Rule Includes 1.2% Increase, Sets the Stage for Increased Quality Reporting

August 3, 2015: While news about next year’s SNF payment adjustment almost always gets attention, some of the most notable parts of the new rule are more focused on the future beyond 2016, and what SNFs will be expected to ...

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