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06 Jul
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'Real-Time' Data From Nursing Home EMRs Could Aid in Falls Prevention

July 6, 2015: According to a new study, nursing home electronic medical records (EMRs) could contain predictive “real time” data that can shed light on resident falls risk, and make identifying those most at risk for falls more precise. Source: ...

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02 Jul
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Updated APTA Calculator Reflects 0.5% Increase in Payment Under Medicare

July 2, 2015: Stay on top of the new rates with APTA’s MPPR calculator—an outpatient therapy claim pricer that can help you determine your payment for services. Source: APTA Feed Updated APTA Calculator Reflects 0.5% Increase in Payment Under Medicare

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02 Jul
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From PT in Motion Magazine: Value vs Volume

July 2, 2015: Yes, physical therapists (PTs) should be judged by the value of their work; and no, that value should not be solely tied to cold statistics having to do with how many billable hours and services they can ...

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01 Jul
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What's Up at CMS? Here's a Quick Rundown of 5 Rules That May Affect You

July 1, 2015: Spring is gone, summer’s here, and the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) just keeps on churning out more proposed and final rules that can have a big impact on physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist ...

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30 Jun
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PTA a Featured Career in Chicago Tribune Article

June 30, 2015: A recent article in the Chicago Tribune not only makes the case for the physical therapist assistant (PTA) as a career that’s growing fast, it describes those who pursue the profession as dedicated, knowledgeable, and tuned in ...

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30 Jun
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Girls' High School Sports Post Highest Incidence of Overuse Injuries

June 30, 2015: Larger numbers of girls participating in high school sports and the growing range of sports offerings available to them are very good things, with a not-so-good side-effect—an increase in overuse injuries. Source: APTA Feed Girls' High School ...

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30 Jun
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Survey: Many Providers Lag Behind in ICD-10 Testing

June 30, 2015: With startup of the ICD-10 coding system just over 3 months away, a new survey finds that, for the most part, providers are trying to get up to speed. But that doesn’t mean everyone’s ready to roll—particularly ...

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29 Jun
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Study: Location Differences, Disproportionate Burdens Among PT Copay Problems

June 29, 2015: The amount of out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses a patient may be expected to pay for an episode of physical therapy is likely to vary not only depending on where the patient lives, but on a number of demographic ...

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29 Jun
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Endowed Chair Established in Honor of Marilyn Moffat

June 29, 2015: Physical therapy leader Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA, can now add another honor to her list: namesake of the first-ever endowed chair position in New York University’s Department of Physical Therapy, a position created through $2 ...

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25 Jun
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SCOTUS Upholds ACA Subsidies

June 25, 2015: The question of whether qualified individuals who buy health insurance through the federal exchange set up through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) can receive premium subsidies has been laid to rest, now that the ...

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