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  • Study: Seeing a PT First for LBP Lowers Overall Costs, Reduces Chances of Later Opioid Prescription

    Odds of receiving a later opioid prescription dropped 87% when patients visited a PT first for LBP.

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  • Major Overhaul of VA Choice Could be On the Way—But Health Net Won't Be Around For It

    It's a $52 billion package that proponents say will open up access to non-VA providers for many vets.

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  • Study: Home Is a Better Bet Than Hospitals for Achieving More PA Poststroke

    There's no place like home for engaging in the levels of physical activity (PA) that can aid in recovery poststroke—at least compared with the current hospital setting—according to a small study from Australia. For the study, researchers

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  • APTA Weighs in on Opioid Use Disorder, Opioid Poisoning, Among People With Disabilities

    APTA has contributed to an effort that may help shed light on an often overlooked facet of the opioid crisis—the impact of opioid use disorder on people with disabilities. While final directions have not been laid out, the comments are

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  • Advanced Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Structured Exercise, Say Researchers

    Incorporating structured exercise into supportive care can help improve the lives of patients with advanced cancer, say researchers in an article e published ahead of print in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (abstract only available for free). In

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  • 2018 House of Delegates Motions, Background Papers Posted

    May 18, 2018: Now available to APTA members: the complete first packet of motions, accompanied by background papers, to be considered by the 2018 APTA House of Delegates (House) when it convenes June 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

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  • PTs From the US Selected to Speak at International Physical Therapy Congress

    May 18, 2018: A total of 13 physical therapists (PTs) from the US will be among the main speakers at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress to be held in Geneva May 10–13, 2019.

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

    Members and the profession in national and local media.

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  • CDC: Falls-Related Deaths in the US Rose 31% in 10 Years

    Deaths increased by about 3% each year between 2007 and 2016.

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  • CMS Offers Alternative Dispute Resolution for Some Providers With Unresolved Medicare A or B Appeals

    CMS is offering alternative dispute resolution for some Part A or B appeals.

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  • APTA Federal Advocacy Forum Brings the Profession's Energy to Capitol Hill

    "The level of dedication and engagement at this year's forum was truly impressive."

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  • APTA-Supported VA Change Will Expand Use of Telehealth for PT Services

    The rule allows for telehealth services across state lines for VA beneficiaries in all US jurisdictions.

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  • CMS Wants to Drop Functional Measure, 2 Quality Reporting Measures From IRF Requirements

    Bye bye, Functional Independence Measure?

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  • New Strategy Group Seeking Input on Physical Therapy PT, PTA Clinical Education Recommendations

    The dialogue around best practices in PT and PTA clinical education continues.

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  • Special Olympics Looking for PT, PTA, Student Volunteers

    The offering was developed in collaboration with APTA as an extension of its partnership with Special Olympics.

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  • $9.7 Million PCORI Grant Will Fund Research on Physical Therapy vs CBT for LBP

    APTA member Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, is the principal investigator.

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  • Study: Self-Reported vs Actual Levels of PA Usually Don't Match Up

    Self-descriptions of PA levels were fairly consistent--just not very accurate, especially for Americans.  

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  • From PT in Motion: PTs Improving the Health of Communities

    PTs and PTAs have a lot to offer when it comes to community health promotion.

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  • Vitamin D Takes a Tumble in New Falls Prevention Recommendations

    "Vitamin D supplementation has no benefit in falls prevention in community-dwelling older adults not known to have vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency."

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  • CMS Proposes Major Change in SNF Payment System

    CMS may be pulling the RUG out from under SNFs.

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  • Proposed CMS Hospital Payment Rule Includes Payment Increases, Reductions in Reporting and EHR Requirements

    More money for ACHs, fewer reporting requirements.

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  • PTJ Special Issue Podcasts: Physical Therapy for Pain May Reduce Overall Costs, Opioid Use

    One study found that after 2 years, hip surgery patients who received only physical therapy postsurgery had lower overall health care costs than those who only received opioids.

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