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Pictures from the Spring Conference Casino Night

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ALAPTA Leaders on Capitol Hill during the Federal Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC - April 2016

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The Medicare Part B Provider Outreach and Education Department Events

The Medicare Part B Provider Outreach and Education department has scheduled the following educational events

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  • Zika in the News: Damage 'Worse Than Predicted,' Common US Mosquito Capable of Transmission

    May 2, 2016: Another week, another round of media coverage of the Zika virus. And so far, there's not much good news in sight.

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  • From PTJ: Electrodiagnostic Testing Sheds Light on 'Bioscaffolding' Procedure for VML

    April 29, 2016: According to an April 2016 article in Physical Therapy (PTJ), APTA's science journal, presurgical electrodiagnostic testing may help predict increase in muscle strength after a process known as extracellular matrix (ECM) implantation, a procedure that uses pig tissue cells to act as "scaffolding" that draws a patient's own stem cells to the site of volumetric muscle loss (VML).

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  • 'Red Book' Author, Direct Access Advocate Marilyn Anderson Dies

    April 29, 2016: Marilyn Anderson, PT, former member of the APTA Board of Directors, strong advocate for direct access to physical therapist services, and coauthor of the association's first-ever extensive analysis of physical therapist practice, died on April 22. She was 89.

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  • Bill to End Physician Self-Referral Reintroduced in the House

    April 28, 2016: APTA and a coalition of medical groups are applauding the reintroduction of a bill in the House of Representatives that would close up Medicare self-referral loopholes.

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  • APTA-Supported Youth Sports Opioid Education Bill Moves Ahead

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  • Consumer Reports Includes Physical Therapy in Pain Relief Feature

    April 28, 2016: The national dialogue on pain treatment has now been highlighted by Consumer Reports in an article that promotes physical therapy as an effective alternative to opioids and other painkillers.

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  • Dutch Study Finds Positive Long-Term Outcomes for Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain

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  • In the News: Tech-Driven Approaches Improve TKA, THA Surgery and Recovery

    April 26, 2016: Rehabilitation from total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) may be a constant, but the time needed for rehab could be shortened, thanks to new ways of performing TKA, THA, and joint restoration surgeries.

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  • New Wisconsin Law Allows PTs to Order X-Rays

    April 25, 2016: Physical therapists (PTs) in Wisconsin now have a big addition to their licensing law: the ability to order x-rays.

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  • Legendary Physical Therapy Leader Charles Magistro Dies

    April 22, 2016: Charles M. Magistro, PT, DPT (hon), DrSci (hon), FAPTA, a passionate physical therapy leader whose contributions spanned education, research, policy, and community involvement died on April 21 at age 91.

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  • SNF and IRF Proposed Rules Continue CMS Push Toward Quality Reporting, Value-Based Payment

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  • PTJ Podcast Roundup: Debility, Children's Mobility Needs, PTs in the ICU, and More

    April 21, 2016: Recent podcasts available from PTJ cover debility, children's mobility needs, PTs in the ICU, and much more.

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  • Revised Physical Activity Plan Presents Opportunities for PTs, PTAs

    April 20, 2016: The NPAP Alliance has released a long-awaited revision of its namesake document, a comprehensive and high-profile roadmap for supporting and encouraging physical activity among all Americans.

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  • Moore Named Acting APTA CEO

    April 20, 2016: Justin Moore, PT, DPT, has been appointed to serve as acting chief executive officer (CEO) of APTA.

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  • Inpatient Payment Proposed Rule Eliminates '2 Midnight' Reductions, Delivers 1-Time Increase to Hospitals

    April 19, 2016: According to a proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) will not only back away from payment cuts associated with the "2 midnight" rule in 2017, but will actually award hospitals a .6% increase in 2017.

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  • PT Sue Falsone, MLB's First Female Head Trainer, Featured in Huffington Post Interview

    April 18, 2016: The Huffington Post continues its conversations on the future of physical therapy with notable physical therapists (PTs). This time, the focus is on former LA Dodgers Head Trainer Sue Falsone, PT, MS, ATC, CSCS, SCS.

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  • Can Care Meet the Need? Studies Show Arthritis Prevalence Is Growing, but Care System has 'Substantial Room for Improvement'

    April 15, 2016: Two studies outline separate-but-related challenges when it comes to arthritis care.

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  • PTs Make the Top 20 in List of Top 200 Jobs

    April 14, 2016: If you're a physical therapist (PT), consider yourself fortunate: according to a job search website, you're number 19 among the "top 200 jobs" in the US.

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  • Man With Paralysis Continues to Make Gains Via Technology That Allows Thought-Controlled Movement

    April 14, 2016: A man who is quadriplegic continues to make advances in his ability to control his hand through an electronic neural bypass system.

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  • PTs Among Recipients of Global Health Award

    April 13, 2016: Physical therapy makes the world a better place, and now 3 members of the profession are being recognized for doing exactly that.

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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, April 2016

    April 13, 2016: An occasional series that highlights recent, mostly local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, April 2016 edition.

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  • Systematic Review: Telerehab-Based Assessments Do Well Compared With Face-to-Face AsessmentsāBut Not Always

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