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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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31 Jul
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Voluntary Movement Restored to Individuals With Paralysis Through Noninvasive Electrical Stimulation

July 31, 2015: In research that builds on previous breakthroughs in electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, researchers report that 5 additional individuals with complete lower extremity motor paralysis are now able to voluntarily generate movements by way of electrical ...

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31 Jul
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Get Inspired: PTs and PTAs Make a Difference at the Special Olympics

July 31, 2015: Now posted: an inspiring album of PTs, PTAs, athletes, and supporters at the FUNfitness tent, a popular screening service that is now a staple of the games’ Healthy Athletes program. Source: APTA Feed Get Inspired: PTs and ...

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31 Jul
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Oregon Medicaid Will Shift to Physical Therapy, Other Nonsurgical Approaches as First-Choice Treatments for Back Pain

July 31, 2015: Medicaid recipients in Oregon will be able to access physical therapy and other nonsurgical and nondrug approaches to back pain as the priority treatment beginning in 2016. Source: APTA Feed Oregon Medicaid Will Shift to Physical Therapy, ...

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30 Jul
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50 Years In, Medicare Experiences 'Jaw Dropping' Drop in Mortality, Hospitalizations, and Expenditures

July 30, 2015: A new study published in JAMA is making headlines for its findings that Medicare beneficiaries’ mortality and hospitalization rates declined between 1999 and 2013, as did overall expenditures per beneficiary. Source: APTA Feed 50 Years In, Medicare ...

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30 Jul
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New Course for Internationally Educated PTs the Result of Collaborative Effort

July 30, 2015: Internationally educated physical therapists (PTs) will soon be able to get up to speed on crucial areas of the US health care system, thanks to a collaborative effort to develop an online course that aims to smooth ...

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29 Jul
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For Medicare and Medicaid's 50th, a Look at Physical Therapy's Role

July 29, 2015: When it arrived as signed legislation 50 years ago, Medicare and Medicaid was far from the system we know today—especially when it comes to physical therapy. APTA is marking the program’s half-century birthday by highlighting how its ...

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28 Jul
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Evidence on Hamstring Rehab Supports Exercise; Platelet-Rich Plasma Found Ineffective

July 28, 2015: Results of a new systematic review and meta-analysis point to stronger evidence that when it comes to acute hamstring injuries, rehabilitation exercises work—and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections don’t. Source: APTA Feed Evidence on Hamstring Rehab Supports Exercise; ...

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27 Jul
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PT Bainbridge Featured in ESPN Coverage of Special Olympics

July 27, 2015: Many physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) have been involved with the Special Olympics over the years, but Donna Bainbridge, PT, EdD, ATC, has elevated that involvement in ways that stretch beyond the actual World ...

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27 Jul
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Rapid—and Recent—Developments in Robot-Assisted Rehab Point to Burgeoning Industry

July 27, 2015: Developments in mobility assistance through robotics have been occurring at a fairly fast clip over the spring and summer of 2015, and financial forecasters expect the rehabilitation technology market to take off over the next 5 years. ...

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