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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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  • Study: Primary Prevention Key to Decreasing Disparity in Black-White Stroke Mortality Rate

    June 27, 2016: Reducing the stark disparity in stroke mortality between black and white Americans requires a focus on risk prevention in primary care and public health, but those efforts need to "go further upstream."

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  • Last Chance to Register for Online Access to Major Health Policy Research Gathering

    June 27, 2016: Time is almost out to register for online attendance at a first-of-its-kind gathering of some of the profession's top physical therapy health policy and services researchers.

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  • New Reports Underscore the Severity of the Opioid Epidemic

    June 24, 2016: New reports and studies continue to point to alarming trends in the use and abuse of opioids across the US.

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  • Photos From NEXT 2016 Now Available

    June 24, 2016: Capture your memories of the 2016 NEXT Conference and Exposition: hundreds of photos from the event are now available online, and browsing couldn't be easier.

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  • Specialist Certification Exam Application Dates Approaching

    June 24, 2016: Physical therapists who plan to take the 2017 American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) examination for specialist certification need to get the application process started soon, by either July 1 or July 31, depending on the specialty area.

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  • Medicare Fraud Dragnet Identifies a Record $900 Million in Illegal Billing

    June 23, 2016: The federal government has announced the largest-ever Medicare fraud sweep, a takedown that involves 301 individuals connected to alleged fraudulent billing totaling $900 million.

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  • From NYT: Nondrug Pain Approaches Not Always Easy to Pursue

    June 23, 2016: A New York Times article takes a look at how the health care system in general, and insurers in particular, are making it difficult for individuals to pursue pain treatments that aren't drug-based.

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  • WCPT Taps Australian PT as New CEO

    June 23, 2016: The World Confederation for Physical Therapy has announced that Australian physiotherapist Jonathon Kruger will be stepping into the role of chief executive officer of the organization.

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  • PTJ Continues to Grow in Research 'Impact'

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  • Charles Dorando, Instrumental in Creation of the PTA, Dead at 92

    June 22, 2016: Charles Dorando, PT, longtime physical therapy leader at both the state and national levels and an instrumental figure in the creation of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) professional role, has died at 92.

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  • USBJI Young Investigators Program Accepting Applications for 2016 Program

    June 22, 2016: Physical therapist investigators have an opportunity to receive guidance in getting their research funded and "other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career" through a program that connects them with experienced researcher-mentors.

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  • Second Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab Coming July 12: Clinical Care Pathways, From Acute to Postacute Care

    June 21, 2016: A July 12 APTA Learning Lab event will focus on clinical care pathways and transitions of care from acute care hospitals to SNFs and other postacute care settings.

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  • From Move Forward Radio: After Complications From Brain Tumor Surgery, One Woman's Journey Back to Movement

    June 21, 2016: Now available from APTA's Move Forward Radio: a story of this woman's return to movement and mobility, and the role that a team of physical therapists (PTs) played in her 25-week rehabilitation process.

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  • Interdisciplinary Rehab Improves Function, Quality of Life for Individuals With Chronic Pain

    June 20, 2016: A new study reinforces the idea that interdisciplinary rehabilitation can improve function and quality of life for individuals with chronic pain, even in instances when significant pain reduction itself is not possible.

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  • Humana Expands TKA, THA Bundling Program in OH, TN

    June 17, 2016: The transition toward value-based payment systems marches on with the recent announcement from insurer Humana that it will expand its bundling programs for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) in 2 states.

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  • PT Leader, Former APTA Vice President Margaret Moore Dead at 94

    June 17, 2016: Margaret Moore, PT, EdD, a former secretary and first vice president of the APTA Board of Directors and a physical therapy leader gifted with "extraordinary vision, outspoken persistence, and fearless advocacy that did much to shape the field of physical therapy," died on June 15 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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  • New Rules for ACOs Aim to Encourage Participation

    June 16, 2016: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) will begin operating under some new rules designed to incentivize participation in the program while continuing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's (CMS) evolution toward value-based payment.

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  • CMS Will Shift Home Health Agencies to a 'Pre-Claim Review' Model in 5 States

    June 16, 2016: In a step that it hopes will help educate home health agencies (HHAs) and prevent improper payment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon require HHAs in 5 states to participate in a pre-claim review process for their Medicare patients.

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  • Improved Direct Access to PTs Now Law in Louisiana

    June 15, 2016: After a sometimes-contentious struggle, individuals in Louisiana now have improved direct access to physical therapist (PT) services.

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  • From PTJ: PT Input Key to Reducing Hospital Readmissions

    June 15, 2016: PTJ looks at how to incorporate PTs into hospital transition-of-care processes.

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

    June 15, 2016: Local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, June 2016 edition.

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  • News From NEXT: PTs and Students Address Homelessness and Health

    June 14, 2016: An effort to provide better service to the homeless population in Mobile, Alabama, has helped a university physical therapy department teach its students lessons in the value of community, the challenges of interprofessional collaboration, and the importance of the physical therapist's (PT's) "caring hand."

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