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ICD-10 JOB AIDE AVAILABLE

This 40 page document was created to assist the therapist in easily finding the category of ICD-10 code that best fits the condition(s) / impairment(s) of their patient

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New Policy for Foot Orthotics and Orthopedic Shoes

BCBS of Alabama has recently updated their medical coverage policy for Foot Orthotics and Orthopedic Shoes

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Alabama Board of Physical Therapy Continuing Education update!!

At the March 19, 2015 meeting, the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy voted to accept the following continuing education language to amend

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    September 3, 2015: A recent article in USA Today explores how injured professional athletes are developing an appetite for processes that involve injecting stem cells processed from the patient into an injured area.

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  • TKA Rates Make Dramatic 10-Year Leap

    September 3, 2015: The CDC reports that among US adults 45 and older, the rate of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, to a rate of 55.4 per 10,000 individuals.

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  • For Millions of Americans, 'Heart Age' Outpaces Actual Age

    September 2, 2015: A new report says that 69 million US adults have a "heart age" that is, on average, 7 years older than their chronological age.

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  • Your Input Needed on PT Professional Scope of Practice

    September 2, 2015: All APTA members are invited to provide input on the APTA Board of Directors' efforts to create a broad definition of the PT professional scope of practice.

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  • APTA Joins Critics of Proposed Medicare Prosthetics Restrictions

    September 1, 2015: A proposed change in how Medicare would reimburse for lower-limb prostheses is drawing mounting criticism from patients and stakeholder organizationsâincluding APTA.

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  • US News Article Stresses Importance of Following PT Home Exercise Program

    September 1, 2015: US News and World Report is emphasizing the importance of physical therapy home exercise programs (HEPs) and connecting readers with APTA's "Find a PT" resource as a way to make a physical therapist (PT) "match" that can increase the likelihood of follow-though.

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  • From PT in Motion Magazine: The Growth of Online Ratings

    September 1, 2015: This month's PT in Motion magazine cover story, "Raters Gonna Rate: What's Your Best Response?" looks at the ins and outs of online rating systems consumers use to evaluateâand, increasingly, to chooseâtheir health care providers, including physical therapists (PTs).

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  • No New Problems Uncovered in Latest ICD-10 Testing

    August 31, 2015: With the official startup date looming and the last dry run complete, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says that at least from its end of things, all systems are go.

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  • What Do You Know About Foreign-Educated PTs? Take the PT in Motion News Quiz

    August 28, 2015: Researchers have completed what they describe as "the first comprehensive description" of foreign-educated physical therapists (FEPTs), and produced a snapshot that covers everything from regions-of-origin to why FEPTs decide to make the move, and which states and practice settings they arrive at once they do.

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  • Painkiller Abuse to Heroin Addiction: Can Physical Therapy Help Stop It Before It Starts?

    August 27, 2015: An alarming rise in opioid abuse is sparking an important related conversation about the effectiveness of physical therapy and other nondrug approaches to treat pain.

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  • APTA Letter on Productivity Pressures Published in WSJ

    August 26, 2015: A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article on the potential overuse of ultrahigh therapy hours among nursing homes prompted a response from APTA that delivers the physical therapy profession's perspective.

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  • APTA Launches 'A Profession in Transformation' Series

    August 26, 2015: APTA is launching a major new online project. Titled "Physical Therapy: A Profession in Transformation," it's a series that looks at what it means to be a professional, enterprising, knowledgeable, and inspirational physical therapist.

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  • Washington Post/Consumer Reports Article Encourages Physical Therapy for Meniscus Tears, Spinal Stenosis

    August 25, 2015: Consumer Reports and The Washington Post are helping to spread the word: physical therapy, not surgery, can be the best first-option treatment when it comes to meniscus tears and spinal stenosis.

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  • Study: Rehab Intensity Affects Readmission Rates for Patients Poststroke

    August 24, 2015: A new study reinforces the idea that the higher the intensity of the therapy poststroke, the less likely it is that a patient will be readmitted to the hospital 30 or 90 days after discharge.

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  • Soccer Mom: Move Forward Radio Interviews US Women's Team Member About Postpartum RTP

    August 21, 2015: US Women''s National Soccer Team member Amy Rodriguez shares her postpartum return-to-play story with Move Forward Radio.

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  • New PT in Motion News Feature - The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News

    August 20, 2015: "The Good Stuff," is an occasional series that highlights (mostly) recent (mostly) local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs and PTAs are transforming health care and society every day.

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  • APTA 'Emerging Leaders' Announced

    August 20, 2015: APTA has 27 reasons to feel good about the future of physical therapy.

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  • Study: Physical Therapy Should be Considered 'Front Line' Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    August 19, 2015: New research from Spain concludes that in terms of pain and function, physical therapy is equal to surgery at 6 and 12 months after baseline, and actually produces greater improvements earlier on.

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  • WSJ Article on Nursing Homes Alleges Productivity Pressures to Bill for Ultrahigh Therapy Hours

    August 18, 2015: The volume vs value debate, long-familiar to physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs), is now getting wider exposure by way of a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ), article on the "copious" use of ultrahigh therapy hours billed to Medicare by skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

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  • Survey of ICU PTs Finds 'Pervasive' Barriers

    August 17, 2015: The overall picture may be getting better in some ways for physical therapists (PTs) working in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), but results of a recent survey of PTs in this setting still point to "pervasive" barriers to early ICU rehabilitation, according to the researchers who analyzed the results.

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  • Pelvic Pain Among Women 18-44 Prevalent, Often Untreated

    August 14, 2015: Nearly 1 in 3 reproductive-aged women may be experiencing chronic or cyclic pelvic pain, with many cases going unreported and untreated, according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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  • 2015 House of Delegates Minutes Now Posted

    August 14, 2015: Minutes of the 2015 House of Delegates (House) have been posted within the 2015 archives folder of the House area on the Hub, APTA's center for online communities.

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