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Home Health Section Members Adopt Statement on the Value of Home Health Physical Therapy

At the end of September of 2017, Home Health Section members adopted a statement on the value of home health physical therapy.

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2017 ALAPTA Election Results

The results are in!

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2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

CMS has finally released their proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule on Friday, July 14.  The Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) includes some positive news for physical therapists.

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RECENT POSTS FROM APTA

  • PTJ: Research on Computer Gaming's Effectiveness in Physical Therapy Needs to Level Up

    Active computer gaming had a "significant moderate effect" on cognition and balance, but but didn't improve functional mobility reduce fear of falling.

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  • Government Affairs and Public Service Awards Nominations Due January 12, 2018

    Do you know of an APTA member who in 2017 has gone above and beyond to advocate on behalf of the physical therapy profession at the federal level? Is there a member of Congress, staffer, or public figure who has championed physical therapy causes this year?

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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, December 2017

    APTA members talk squatting, HIIT, making it onto the New England Patriots cheerleading squad, and more.

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  • Analysis: The 'Big 5' Insurers Are Increasingly Dependent on Medicare and Medicaid for Revenue

    The degree to which the "big 5" private health insurers depend on Medicare and Medicaid for their revenues may surprise you.

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  • President Signs Law Allowing PTAs in TRICARE; Implementation May Not Be Immediate

    One thing that's certain: the change won't take effect immediately.

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  • APTA Board Recommends Further Exploration of Education Reform Through Education Leadership Partnership

    APTA's Board is looking to the Education Leadership Partnership to explore the future of clinical education.

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  • Move Forward Radio: Former NBA All-Star Grant Hill Discusses Pain Management and Alternatives to Opioids

    “Listen to your body. This is your body. This is your health. You don’t have to rely on opioids to deal with pain.”

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  • APTA Fellowship Opportunities Focus on Education Research

      APTA has opened its search to fill a fellowship position that will help to define the body of knowledge that drives physical therapist education.  

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  • Study: Even Small Amounts of PA Can Reduce CVD Risk Among the Elderly

    "Even modest engagement in PA may be associated with a substantially lower CVD risk in the elderly."

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  • New Webpage Maps APTA's Coalition Connections

    APTA extends the "better together" idea far beyond its own members and components. And now you need look no further than a new APTA webpage for proof.

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  • Study: Physical Therapy May Be Underused Among Patients With OA

    While 70%–82% of participants in 3 clinical trials had used oral analgesics to treat OA symptoms, only 39%–52% had used physical therapy.

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  • 2018 Slate of Candidates Posted

    The 2018 Slate of Candidates for APTA national office is now posted on the APTA website. 

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  • Final CMS Bundling Rule Reduces Number of Mandated Participants, Expands Possibilities for PTs

    CMS is backing off on its knee and hip replacement bundled care model--while opening up possibilities for some PTs.

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  • From PT in Motion: Walking Away From the PT Designation

    Do you stop being a PT when you drop the "PT" designation after your name?

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  • Study: 61% of Opioid-Related Deaths Linked to Chronic Pain Diagnosis

    61% of opioid-related deaths can be linked to a diagnosis of chronic pain within the preceding year.

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  • CNN Money Looks at Challenges Faced by PTs, Other Providers, Whose Jobs Require Touch in the Workplace

    From CNN: No touching the workplace. But what if your job requires it?

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  • 'Hollywood' High Tech May See Wide Release in Physical Therapy, but PTs Will Remain Feature Attraction

    Tech site CNET is making the case that technologies such as motion-capture interfaces may be the next big thing in physical therapy.

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  • Older Black Americans More Likely to Have Low Physical Function, Less Likely to Receive Rehab Than Older White Americans

    Older white patients were found to be 1.38 times more likely than older black patients to receive any type of rehab services.

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  • APTA Fact Sheets on 2018 Outpatient Payment, Home Health Now Available

    Now available to APTA members: context and details to help you understand final 2018 rules from CMS on the home health and outpatient prospective payment systems.

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  • 4 Things to Do Now That the 2018 Fee Schedule Is Out

    What should PTs do in the wake of the new PFS? Here are APTA's top 4 suggestions.

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  • Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab to Focus on PTs as Key Players in PCMHs to Address Childhood Obesity

    The fourth and final Innvoation 2.0 Learning Lab will focus on managing childhood obesity in the patient-centered medical home.

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  • The 2018 Physician Fee Schedule: Where We Are, How We Got Here, What's Ahead

    The fee schedule: where we are, how we got here, what happens next.

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