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Birmingham PT Night Out in April 2017

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Upcoming Webinar | New Evaluation Codes - Are You Ready?

On January 1, 2017 all physical therapists will encounter three new evaluation codes and a new reevaluation code.  Are you ready?

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Self-Reported Vital Sign Assessment in Physical Therapy

Your participation is requested in a research project to assess the use of vital signs in Physical Therapy Practice!

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  • News at NEXT: Variation in Care Is the Profession's Greatest Challenge, Maley Lecturer Says

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  • News at NEXT: Sparking an 'Industrial Revolution' in Primary Care

    Sure, physical therapists (PTs) can explain the important role they could play in primary care. But is anyone listening? And what will it take to get physicians, facilities, and payers to take notice and act? From there,

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  • News at NEXT: Foundation Receives Single $3 Million Donation, Largest Ever

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  • 2018 McMillan, Maley Lecturers Announced

    June 23, 2017: APTA honored recipients of its 2017 awards program on June 22, and set the stage for next year by announcing the 2018 Mary McMillan and John H. P. Maley lecturers.

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  • News at NEXT: 2016-2017 VCU-Marquette Challenge Raises Over $340,000 for the Foundation

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  • News at NEXT: Foundation Service Awardees Recognized at NEXT

    June 23, 2017: Friends and donors of the Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation) recognized the achievements of several people and groups at the Foundation's inaugural awards luncheon on June 22. The event honored annual service award recipients and celebrated the efforts of students in the 2016-2017 VCU-Marquette Challenge.

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  • News From NEXT: Physical Therapy and Movement Are Key to Slowing the Aging Process, Contends McMillan Lecturer

    June 23, 2017: Physical therapy may not be a souped up DeLorean, a table top machine, or a twistable pendant that takes its users backward in time, but unlike the fictional Doc Brown, Time Traveler, or Hermione Granger, physical therapists can use real...

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  • Senate Health Care Reform Bill Contains Provisions Opposed by APTA

    June 22, 2017: Despite some changes designed to appeal to a wider range of US senators, the newly released Senate version of health care reform still contains provisions that concern APTA: namely, a loosening of required "essential health benefits" (EHBs) that include rehabilitation services, and changes to Medicaid that could reduce the range of available benefits. Changes are still possible, however, and APTA has plans to reemphasize its positions as the Senate considers the bill.

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  • From the 2017 House of Delegates: Setting a Course for the Profession's Future

    As far as APTA's House of Delegates (House) is concerned, the future is now. During her address to the 2017 House that opened the 3 day meeting held June 19 21, APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD,

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  • #ChoosePT Named 1 of the Country's Top Public Awareness Campaigns

    June 22, 2017: As APTA's #ChoosePT national opioid awareness campaign continues to gain momentum, it's also gaining recognition, most recently by earning a highly prestigious "Power of A" gold award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

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  • CMS Proposes 2018 Quality Payment Program Rule: Here's What PTs Need to Know

    June 22, 2017: The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may have slowed down the pace at which it is implementing the move toward quality-based payment, but that doesn't mean physical therapists (PTs) should be taking a business-as-usual attitude.

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  • From the APTA House of Delegates: Richard Nichols Named Honorary APTA Member

    June 21, 2017: T. Richard Nichols, PhD, became an honorary member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) today by a unanimous vote of the APTA House of Delegates.

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  • New at PTJ: Open-Access 'Best of the Best' Collection Focuses on LBP and Neck Pain

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  • Bill in House Aims to Hold Feds to Special Education Funding Obligations

    June 20, 2017: Think that the US government should live up to its promises when it comes to funding educational needs of students with disabilities? So does a bipartisan group of legislators who have introduced a bill that would obligate the government to pay what it promised to pay according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). APTA is among the many organizations supporting the legislation.

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  • APTA 2017 House of Delegates Election Results Announced

    June 19, 2017: The following members were elected to APTA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee on Monday, June 19, at the 2017 House of Delegates in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • 'Bold Moves' Toward APTA Centennial Will Include New APTA Headquarters

    June 19, 2017: As APTA approaches its centennial in 2021, the association is charting a course for a series of bold moves, and at least 1 of those moves will be about as literal as it gets: actual relocation to a newly constructed headquarters designed to "support the profession's future."

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  • Study: Delaying ACL Surgery in Favor of Exercise Therapy May Produce Better Outcomes in Patients With 'Prognostic Factors'

    June 19, 2017: Researchers analyzing a study of patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears have begun to connect the dots between early indicators of long-term outcomes and the kinds of treatments patients receive. They reached the conclusion that, for at least some, putting off ACL reconstruction surgery in favor of exercise therapy could be the way to go.

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  • CMS: Start Preparing for New Medicare Beneficiary ID Numbers

    CMS wants providers to get ready for a switch to a new Medicare ID system.

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  • JAMA Viewpoint: The 'False Dichotomy' of Hospital Falls Prevention vs Mobility Promotion

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

    Passing around the Good Stuff.

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  • KY Senate Recognizes #ChoosePT and 'Phenomenal' APTA Members

    June 12, 2017: APTA's #ChoosePT antiopioid campaign is reaching millions of Americans thanks to the work of both the national association and its individual chapters. Apparently, these efforts haven't escaped the notice of the Kentucky state senate, which issued a proclamation commending the campaign and thanking APTA's "phenomenal" members for their work.

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  • APTA Launches New Nutrition Webpage

    APTA's newest resource focuses on the PT's role in nutrition.

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