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APTA FREE RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS

APTA is creating some resources for its members, and ALAPTA will do our best to pass along the information.

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Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Look-up Tool

At Fall conference Professional Issues, I mentioned the NEW Medicare cards that are being mailed out to all Medicare recipients. Palmetto has a new tool to help!

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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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RECENT POSTS FROM APTA

  • Cochrane Researchers “Confident” in Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy as Effective UI Treatment

    Strong support for pelvic floor muscle training.

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  • New Draft CPG on Locomotor Function Seeking Comments: Deadline December 21

    A draft of the CPG is available for review and public comment until December 21—all physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students are invited to comment.   

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  • Study: PTs, Family Physicians Similar in Knowledge of LBP Management

    Authors believe the results point to the need for further study of the potential for PTs in primary care settings, an issue that APTA is exploring.

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  • 2019 Slate of Candidates Posted

    The 2019 Slate of Candidates for APTA national office is now posted on the  APTA website.

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  • PTJ: Physical Therapy Continuity of Care Linked to Lower Rate of Surgery, Lower Costs

    "Health care systems could find this opportunity appealing, as physical therapy provider continuity is a modifiable clinical practice pattern."

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  • Listen Up! APTA Podcasts Keep You Inspired, Motivated, and In-the-Know

    More content and variety than ever before.

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  • Study: Early Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Associated With Lower Imaging Rates, Opioid Prescriptions, and Overall Cost

    Early physical therapy was associated with fewer opioid prescriptions, reduced imaging rates, and lower overall costs.

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  • PT in Motion Magazine Looks at PTs in Primary Care

    PTs as primary care providers isn't a pie-in-the-sky idea.

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  • Study: Clinic Ball Pits Carry Bacterial Risks

    Have a ball pit at your clinic? Proceed with caution.

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  • Ready for MIPS? Take This Quick Quiz

    Are you ready for what's coming? Take this quick quiz to find out.

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  • CSM Delivers: Aging

    As the US population continues to age, PTs and PTAs will take on an even more transformative role in the health of society. Are you ready?  

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  • What's New at PTNow? More Guidelines and Systematic Reviews Enrich an Already-Robust Resource

    The evidence you need is just a few clicks away.

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  • New Resource Page Helps PT, PTA Students Explore Options for Financial Aid, Loan Forgiveness, Post-Degree Loan Repayment, and More

    It's not easy being a PT or PTA student--but APTA helps to make it a little less overwhelming.

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  • Revised Pediatric Concussion Guidelines Address Assessment, Return-to-Play, More

    Nine conclusions and 7 recommendations on pediatric sports-related concussion.

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  • PTJ: Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry as a Potential Leader in 'Systems Science'

    The Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry could be the place where the profession meets systems science.

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  • Study: Number of Pills Prescribed Is a Stronger Predictor of Opioid Consumption Than Pain Severity Postsurgery

    "Anchoring and adjustment."

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

    Our members are doing (and saying) some good stuff. Check out this month's collection of members and the profession in the media.

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  • New Physical Activity Guidelines Stress the Importance of Movement of any Duration

    You want blunt? HHS can do blunt.

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  • Proposed Medicaid, CHIP Rule Reflects State Movement Toward Managed Care Systems

    As states continue to move toward wider use of managed care organizations in their Medicaid systems, CMS is looking at ways to guide the evolution while maintaining state flexibility.

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  • European Psychiatrists Recommend Physical Activity in the Treatment of Severe Mental Illness

    November 9, 2018: Could the effect of physical activity (PA) on the brain extend beyond a general sense of well-being? The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) thinks so and has issued guidance that recommends supervised PA as potentially effective treatment for individuals with severe mental illnesses (SMIs) such as schizophrenia and major depression. The recommendations are supported by the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health.

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  • Survey Finds 'Considerable Variation' in Postsurgery ACL Rehab

    Authors call the results "surprising."

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  • APTA Members Eligible for Interdisciplinary Orthopedic Conference Discount

    Sessions include everything from improving patient outcomes to understanding how concepts such as "Medicare for all" could affect individual practice.

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