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

    PTs as bicycle seat designers, app developers, virtual reality researchers--and 1 proud new father.

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  • Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship, Grant Opportunities

    The Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Kendall scholarships and 8 research grants.

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  • APTA Adds Its Voice to Coalition Calling for Medicare Advantage to Rein in Prior Authorization

    April 16, 2018: With nearly a third of the total Medicare population enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and growth expected to continue, it's time for the public-private hybrid system to evolve and move away from excessive use of prior authorization—that's the message being delivered to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from a coalition of health care and consumer organizations including APTA.

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  • Study: Primary Care Physician PT Referral Rates Dropped 50% Between 2003 and 2014

    April 13, 2018: Over the past 20 years, there have been vast gains in direct access to physical therapists (PTs), and most providers and clinical practice guidelines recommend physical therapy as a “first-line treatment” for many musculoskeletal conditions.

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  • Final Rule on ACA Insurance Exchanges Opens the Door for Market Instability, Disruptions in Care

    "Consumers will be left with a confusing, unsteady coverage system that could disrupt their care--practically the opposite scenario from the original intent of the ACA."

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  • As APTA's Financial Solutions Center Marks 1 Year, Student Debt Looms Large in the News

    APTA's Financial Solutions Center is designed to help PTs, PTAs, and students respond to the challenges of student debt and financial management.

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  • PTs Honored for International Volunteer Efforts

    Only a small number of volunteers among all types of health discipline receive the prestigious award.

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  • PTJ: To Avoid Adverse Events, Rehab Facilities Need to Get to the Root of the Problem

    Adverse events were most often caused by staff errors in policy and procedures and communications.

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  • Bill to Weaken ADA Met With Strong Opposition From Senators, APTA, Other Organizations

    "This attempt to erode the rights guaranteed in the ADA runs counter to the values of the physical therapy profession and its commitment to assisting all people with disabilities to set and achieve high goals."

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  • Researchers Say Frequent TV-Watching Comes With VTE Risk That Can't Be Eliminated Through Physical Activity

    "These results suggest that sedentary behavior is not just the opposite issue from physical activity."

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  • 2018 APTA State Legislative Leadership Award Nominations Open

    Know a leader in state legislative efforts?

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  • From PT in Motion: PTs Pack a Punch When It Comes to Treating Combat Athletes

    MMA, jiu jitsu, thai boxing, karate--all can put extraordinary demands on an athlete's body. That's where physical therapy comes in to play.

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  • Experts: It's Time to Act on the Evidence for Low Back Pain

    "Care for patients with chronic conditions such as low back pain is inherently multidisciplinary."

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  • Upcoming Issue of PTJ Focuses on Building the Evidence Base for Physical Therapy in Pain Management

    "These papers showcase diversity in approaches, techniques, and philosophies needed to make meaningful progress."

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  • CMS, APTA: OIG Report on Outpatient Physical Therapy Claims Contains Possible Flaws and Questionable Assumptions

    CMS and APTA are questioning an OIG report on outpatient physical therapy claims under Medicare.

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  • Lynda Woodruff, Leader in Physical Therapy Education, Dies at 70

    Lynda Woodruff, PT, PhD, an educator and trailblazer in the physical therapy profession, died at her home on March 20. The APTA lifetime member was 70. Woodruff was a visiting professor at Alabama State University (ASU) and

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  • Researchers Say Tai Chi Shows Promise Over Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

    Could the mind-body aspects of tai chi make a difference?

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  • The Crisis Continues: Opioids in the News, March 2018

    Among the highlights: "Americans Take More Pain Pills - but not Because They're in More Pain"

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  • One Call Care Management to Change Referral Practices as Result of Court Settlement

    One Call began implementing the payment policy changes, which are specific to California, in February

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  • 2018 Candidate Information, Statements Posted

    New resources include candidate statements and biographical information.

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  • Study: More 'Collaboration and Consistency' Needed Between PTs and Surgeons in TKA, THA Measures

    Researchers say it's going to become increasingly important for PTs and surgeons to pursue more "collaboration and consistency" when it comes to outcome measures for TKA and THA.

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  • Study: Adding Dry Needling to Exercise for Shoulder Pain Could Reduce Broader Costs

    The study is an expansion of earlier published results...which indicated that including trigger point was just as effective as exercise alone at reducing shoulder pain intensity, and better at improving pain-related disability.

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