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2018 Slate of Candidates Announced

Elections will be handled via electronic balloting again this year. Elections will open on July 27, 2018 and close on August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am CT. 

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2018 Spring Business Meeting Presentation

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ASU student’s served on a student panel with UAB medical students for the Baptist Health Exploring Program

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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, July 2018

    Nice support of PTs from a clinical psychologist in this month's Good Stuff.

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  • What's the Best Post-TKA Intervention in the Acute Care Setting? There's No Easy Answer, Say Researchers

    Authors were able to come up with a definitive conclusion, albeit not the most rewarding one for those looking for guidance.

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  • Proposed 2019 Fee Schedule: Goodbye Functional Limitation Reporting, Hello MIPS?

    FLR could be a thing of the past. MIPS participation could be required next year.

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  • APTA Helps Create New Grant Opportunities for PTs

    The grants of at least $2,000 each are available to PTs.

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  • OB-GYN Group Embraces 'Fourth Trimester' Concept, Acknowledges Role of Physical Therapy in Postpartum Care

    "Formal recognition of physical therapy in the fourth trimester not only recognizes our expertise in this area of care but provides a clearly stated standard of care for physicians providing postpartum care options for their patients."

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  • Innovative Collaborative Effort Between APTA, United Healthcare, and OptumLabs Could Introduce Important Changes to Pain Management Policies

    What would happen if payers encouraged patients with low back pain to explore low-risk treatments such as physical therapy by waiving copays for initial sessions? We may find out.

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  • From the 2018 APTA House of Delegates: Rimmer, Corcos, Polvinale, Receive Honorary APTA Membership

    Their contributions have allowed PTs and PTAs to better serve patients and clients.

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  • APTA Input Included in Health Care Exec Group's Roadmap for Addressing Opioid Crisis

    The recommendations are largely consistent with those developed by APTA in its white paper "Beyond Opioids: How Physical Therapy Can Transform Pain Management to Improve Health Care."

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  • From PT in Motion Magazine: Pedaling Past Injury

    No matter the kind of riding they do, all riders face some of the same challenges.

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  • Proposed CMS Home Health Rule Includes Major Change to Payment System

    A huge payment shakeup could be on the way for home health.

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  • NEXT 2018: Rothstein Roundtable Takes on Reasons Payers Are Slow to Make Changes That Support Physical Therapy

    This year's roundtable held true to its reputation for facing hot topics head-on.

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  • Study: Ignoring Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior Doesn’t Work, but Other Strategies Might

    The release of this study happens to coincide with action last week by APTA’s House of Delegates to strengthen the association’s position on sexual harassment in all forms.

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  • NEXT 2018: Maley Lecture: Health Care Must Adopt a Biopsychosocial Model

    News@NEXT: The health care system needs to evolve from a medical to a biopsychosocial model, asserted Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, in the 23rd Maley Lecture, delivered during NEXT 2018. "Healthy living is a societal and systems issue. The focus of the traditional medical model of health care is on the individual and acute conditions." The title of his lecture was "Lifecourse Health Development of Individuals With Chronic Health Conditions: Visualizing a Preferred Future."

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  • 2018 NEXT: Physical Therapy Can Play a Part in Addiction Treatment

    2018 NEXT: The power of physical therapy to help prevent people from starting opioid use has been well-documented, but work now being done by physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) is showing that the profession also has an important role to play in the lives of those recovering from addiction. And that role has everything to do with applying the knowledge and skills PTs and PTAs already possess.

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  • 2018 NEXT: PTs Offer Guidance on Developing Leadership Abilities

    News@NEXT: A panel of 5 physical therapists (PTs) in various stages of their careers offered NEXT 2018 attendees their advice on how to become leaders and succeed professionally. The PTs were Carrie Cunningham, PT; Michael Gans, PT, DPT; Matthew DeBole, PT, DPT; Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT, MSci; and Elizabeth Nixon, PT, DPT.

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  • From the 2018 House of Delegates: Envisioning a Community

    The actions taken by the House make it clear: for the foreseeable future, APTA will be an outward-facing organization that understands its capacity to be a change agent.

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  • What's New at MoveForwardPT.com, Summer 2018

    MoveForwardPT.com is always evolving, and a great resource for members to share with patients and others to help increase public understanding of all that the profession has to offer.

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  • 2018 NEXT: Movement System Finding Its Way Into Education and Research

    News@NEXT: As far as Paula Ludewig, PT, DPT, PhD, is concerned, the idea of anchoring physical therapy's identity in the movement system is, to put it simply, a big deal. "This is a huge opportunity for our profession," said the University of Minnesota professor and researcher. "We're at the doorstep of making significant change."

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  • 2018 NEXT: McMillan Lecture: Wisdom and Courage Exemplify the Best of Our Profession

    News@NEXT: Both wisdom and courage are needed to effect positive change. Laurita M. (Laurie) Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, opened her delivery of the 49th Mary McMillan Lecture with these thoughts and with her insights into gaining more of the wisdom and courage that will move the profession forward. Hack addressed a capacity crowd on June 28 during APTA’s NEXT Conference and Expo.

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  • 2018 NEXT: Making the Case for the PT and PTA Role in Disaster and Emergency Responses

    News@NEXT: A panel of 4 physical therapists (PTs) with firsthand experience in responding to Hurricane Harvey, the Orlando Pulse mass shooting, the Great White concert fire, and other emergencies agree: PTs and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) have an important role to play in responding to these situations. The problem, they say, is that not everyone fully understands that role—including many PTs and PTAs.

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  • 2018 NEXT: 'You're Changing People's Lives' NEXT 2018 Attendees Told

    News@NEXT: Professional beach volleyball player Gabrielle (Gabby) Reece told attendees at the opening event of NEXT 2018: "To serve others and help other people is a really important thing. You're changing people's lives."

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  • CMS Seeking Comments on Self-Referral Prohibitions in Stark Law

    The general aim of the RFI would seem to run counter to APTA's own efforts to toughen up the rules against self-referral.

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