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28 Apr
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CMS Proposed Rule Gives IRFs Their Own Market Basket, 1.7% Increase, More Reporting Requirements

April 28, 2015: After several years of evaluating the possibilities, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now ready to create a standalone payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that will increase data reporting requirements and ...

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27 Apr
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Small Robot 'Therapist' Being Developed in Spain

April 27, 2015: Researchers in Spain would like to introduce you to the “social therapist” of the future (some assembly required; batteries not included). Source: APTA Feed Small Robot 'Therapist' Being Developed in Spain

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27 Apr
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Grant Opportunities Available for OA Physical Activity Project

April 27, 2015: A new grants project (.pdf) aimed at identifying effective ways to encourage physical activity among adults with osteoarthritis (OA) is now ready to receive applications for up to $25,000 in funding. Source: APTA Feed Grant Opportunities Available ...

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24 Apr
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What Went Wrong? A Case Study of Patient Injury During Physical Therapy Session

April 24, 2015: A patient injures herself during a physical therapy session. What happens next? Source: APTA Feed What Went Wrong? A Case Study of Patient Injury During Physical Therapy Session

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24 Apr
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Oregon Newspaper Explores the Realities of Therapy Cap

April 24, 2015: On Capitol Hill, votes around a repeal of the Medicare outpatient therapy cap may seem to be about politics and pay-fors, but the result—an extension of an exceptions process that leaves some patients vulnerable—is about real people ...

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23 Apr
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Physical Therapy for Voice Problems? Absolutely, Says One Specialist

April 23, 2015: A prominent specialist at the University of Virginia is voicing support for physical therapy by using physical therapy to support the voice. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy for Voice Problems? Absolutely, Says One Specialist

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23 Apr
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Push for More Data Reiterated in Proposed CMS Rule on Inpatient Payment

April 23, 2015: The recently released proposed rules for inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) continues the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) push for more data from facilities, with some payment increases being contingent on quality reporting participation and ...

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22 Apr
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What's Not to Like? Study Says Hospital Facebook Ratings Higher When Readmission Rates Are Low

April 22, 2015: In what may be a prime example of absence making the heart grow fonder, recently published research claims that the lower a hospital’s readmission rate, the better-liked it is—at least on Facebook. Source: APTA Feed What's Not ...

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22 Apr
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CMS Adds 5-Star Rating System to Hospital Compare Website

April 22, 2015: Think of it as TripAdvisor for hospitals: last week, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a 5-star rating system for hospitals based on patient satisfaction. Source: APTA Feed CMS Adds 5-Star Rating System ...

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21 Apr
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Legislation Introduced in Both Chambers Aims to Improve Rehabilitation Research

April 21, 2015: Significant improvements to research on rehabilitation—a longstanding policy priority for APTA, and an important element in accomplishing the association’s transformative vision—are at the center of proposed bipartisan legislation on Capitol Hill that aims to foster and better ...

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