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Position Vacancy Announcement - Executive Director

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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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    Care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks is the subject of a new CMS mandatory bundling proposal.

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  • Study: 10 Modifiable Risk Factors Associated With 90% of Strokes Worldwide

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    Researchers make the "value proposition" for early physical therapy for neck pain.

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    A new grant will help fund research on integrative approaches to pain management.

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  • Opioids in the News: Congress Passes Opioid Bill, Medical Marijuana for Pain, the Path From Pain to Addiction, More

    July 20, 2016: The opioid abuse epidemic, and its relationship to the US health care system's approach to pain treatment, continues to make news. Here are some of the latest reports and features.

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  • PTA Advanced Proficiency Program is the Focus of Upcoming Webinar

    July 19, 2016: Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and students interested in learning more about APTA's PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP) program are invited to join a free webinar coming up July 21.

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  • Study: African Americans With OA 34% Less Likely to Have Office-Based Therapy

    July 18, 2016: Authors of a new study on disparities have found that, after controlling for socioeconomic variables, African Americans with osteoarthritis (OA) are 34% less likely to have an office-based physical therapy or occupational therapy visit than other racial and ethnic groups studied.

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  • Now Available to Members: Highlights of the Proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    July 18, 2016: APTA members can now access highlights of the 2017 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule rule.

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  • Bill That Adds Protections for PTs Traveling With Sports Teams Moves in House

    July 15, 2016: A bipartisan bill that helps to protect physical therapists (PTs) and other health care providers who travel across state lines with sports teams is on its way to the floor of the US House of Representatives.

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  • ACA Anti-Discrimination Rule for Health Care Providers, Payers Takes Effect July 18

    July 15, 2016: Beginning July 18, health care providers and payers that accept federal dollars will be subject to a provision of the Affordable Care Act barring discrimination in care and coverage on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex.

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  • Senate Committee Hearing on Stark Law Touches on Self-Referral Loophole for Physical Therapy, Other Services

    July 14, 2016: Some members of the Senate have not forgotten about problems with the so-called "Stark law" intended to counter abuses of physician self-referral.

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  • Highlights of New Home Health Agency Claims Program Posted

    July 14, 2016: Now available to members through the APTA website: highlights and resources to help members prepare for big changes to home health agency (HHA) Medicare claims coming to 5 states.

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  • New APTA Series Gets at the Gaps

    July 14, 2016: APTA's #PTTransforms blog is now host to a new series that explores the divide between evidence and practice behaviors in the clinic.

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

    July 13, 2016: "The Good Stuff" highlights recent, mostly local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members.

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  • Proposed CMS Rule Aims to Tackle Medicare Appeals Backlog

    July 12, 2016: In response to pressure to do something about a growing backlog of Medicare appeals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new rule that it hopes will make the system more functional.

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  • Study: Could Occupation Affect Leisure-Time Physical Activity Rates?

    July 12, 2016: A recently released Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) analysis took a look at adults across the US who reported meeting federal guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, divided both by demographics and occupational settings.

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  • From PTJ: Preliminary Study Makes the Case for PT Participation in Discharge Team Rounds

    July 11, 2016: Want to reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates? Get a physical therapist (PT) involved in making rounds with the discharge team, according to authors of a new preliminary study.

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  • Proposed Physician Fee Schedule: New Evaluation Codes, Same Payment

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