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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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  • 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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  • From PT in Motion Magazine: A Primer on Major Medicare Payment Changes

    November 6, 2018: It's hard to overstate the Medicare-related changes that many physical therapists (PTs) will be facing come January, now that the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted a final rule that includes eligible PTs in the agency's comprehensive Quality Payment Program (QPP). There's a lot to learn about the new value-based payment system, and PT in Motion magazine can help you get started.

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  • CMS Finalizes 'Site Neutral' Outpatient Plan; New Approach to DMEPOS Bidding

    CMS is ending payment rates that favor hospital-owned outpatient facilities.

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  • Physician Fee Schedule and QPP: A New Payment World Awaits PTs in 2019

    "It's now critically important that physical therapists learn as much as possible about QPP and how they can best navigate the new system."

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  • Final Home Health Rule Keeps New Payment Model—With a Few APTA-Supported Changes

    Coming in 2020: a major shift to an entirely new payment methodology.

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  • JAMA Study Supports Physical Therapy as First-Line Approach to Meniscal Tears

    The results again point to the validity of physical therapy as first-line option for treatment.

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  • Physical Activity May Decrease Mortality Risk in Frail Older Adults, Say Researchers

    Authors believe it's the first study to look at the effects of physical activity on mortality among frail and prefrail older adults.

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  • CMS Wants Medicare Advantage to Increase Telehealth Coverage

    Under the proposed rule, Advantage plans would be allowed to offer what are known as "additional telehealth benefits" as basic benefits.

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  • New APTA Public Awareness Video Features Adaptive Surfing Champion PT Dani Burt

    APTA member Dani Burt, PT, DPT , has a knack for turning inspiration into…more inspiration. Now a new APTA video helps to tell her story to the public. As a teenager, Burt underwent an above-knee amputation as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. During her recovery, she became inspired

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  • CSM Delivers: Management and Leadership

    Brush up your management and leadership skills—and help achieve the profession’s transformative vision—with these CSM 2019 sessions.

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  • CSM Delivers: Practice Tips

    Learn something new that you can apply to your practice right now at the 2019 CSM.

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  • APTA Working for You: Federal Advocacy Updates, October 2018

    Advocacy for patients and the profession never stops. APTA helps its members by staying on top of changes and bringing the physical therapy profession's voice to the table on a wide range of payment and care related issues. Here's a

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  • CSM Delivers: Payment

    You can be on the cutting edge when it comes to the latest research in physical therapy, you can have a deep understanding of the technologies available to enhance patient care, and you can be an expert on tests and measures, but at the end of the day, you have to get paid. And to do that, you must stay on top of a payment landscape that's changing rapidly—and dramatically.

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  • APTA Members: AMA Seeks Critical Input on New CPT Code Values

    APTA members are being alerted to be on the lookout for 2 important surveys that APTA will disseminate for the American Medical Association (AMA) that will help to shape values for new current procedural terminology (CPT®) codes.

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  • CSM Delivers: Moving Evidence Into Practice

    The evidence base for physical therapy is growing stronger by the day, and patients, payers, and other stakeholders are taking notice. The next step: making the all-important connection between research evidence and real-world practice.

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  • CSM Delivers: Technology and Physical Therapy

    Technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, but what does that mean for the profession? More important, what does it mean for patients in the here-and-now?

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  • USBJI Young Investigators Program Accepting Applications for 2019 Program

    Physical therapist investigators have an opportunity to receive guidance in getting their research funded and "other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career" through a program that connects them with experienced researcher-mentors.

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  • APTA Named 'Best in Business'

    Member engagement, financial operations, and involvement in the local community were all factors in the award.

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  • CSM Delivers: Pain Science and the Challenge of Opioids

    The 2019 CSM delivers information on pain science, opioid use among athletes, and more.

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  • CSM Delivers: Students and Early-Career PTs and PTAs

    Preparing PT and PTA students, maintaining early-career engagement--it's all coming to CSM.

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