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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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RECENT POSTS FROM APTA

  • Short-Term Insurance Rule Adds More Uncertainty to Care

    "We're concerned that, perhaps unknowingly, patients who purchase these plans may be moving onto plans that don't cover physical therapy or that offer very limited physical therapy benefits."

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  • CoHSTAR Seeks Postdoctoral Fellow

    The successful candidate will work with the Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) trial.

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  • Study: Estimated 1 in 3 Medicare Beneficiaries Receiving Inpatient/SNF Rehab Report No Improvement in Function

    Does health literacy play a role?

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  • A Stark Reality: APTA Continues Efforts to Shore Up Self-Referral Law

    "Until HHS creates a more level playing field between these different types of providers, physical therapists will be unable to meaningfully participate in Medicare and Medicaid APMs, despite their desire to do so."

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  • From PTJ: Common Activity Trackers May Be Inaccurate for Patients With PD

    Authors speculate that the inaccuracies may have something to do with a lack of tracker sensitivity to steps taken "in environments with greater discontinuity, where starting, stopping, and turning occur frequently."

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  • From PT in Motion Magazine: How to Defend Yourself Against Scams and Cyberattacks

    As technology and information sharing evolves at a rapid pace, it becomes harder to keep up with criminals and scammers—even if you are an experienced professional. Last year, a staggering 83% of physicians said they had experienced some form of cyberattack, according to an American Medical Association report. What kind of scams are out there? What should you be wary of? What new threats are emerging?

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  • SNF, IRF Final Rules Follow Through on Proposed Shifts in SNF Payment Systems, IRF Reporting Requirements

    The situation is far from a "same as usual" scenario.

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  • 2018 State Policy and Payment Form Offers a Packed Agenda

    Registrations are now open for this important members-only gathering in Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • Tiered Coding for PT Evaluations: New APTA Podcast Series Answers Common Questions

    The 5-part series covers a general overview of the coding change and addresses common questions.

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  • Proposed CMS Outpatient Rule Would Adopt Further 'Site Neutral' Payment Policies

    Should Medicare be reimbursing outpatient facilities owned by hospitals at higher rates than it does independent providers' facilities? CMS doesn't think so.

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  • CMS to Host Fee Schedule Webinar for APTA Members

    The webinar is free, but space is limited.

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  • At the State Level, a Very Good Year for PTs and PTAs

    Progress at the state level.

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  • The 2019 Fee Schedule, Part 1: 5 Things You Need to Know About What MIPS Might Look Like for PTs Next Year

    5 things to know about how MIPS may be rolled out for PTs in 2019.

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  • The 2019 Fee Schedule, Part 2: Quality Reporting Options Other Than MIPS

    There's more to the Quality Payment Program than MIPS.

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  • The 2019 Fee Schedule, Part 3: The End of FLR, the Move to PTA-Specific Codes, and a Nod to Technology

    Here's a rundown of 3 of the biggest non-Quality Payment Program-related changes included in the proposed physician fee schedule.

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  • APTA Offers Help With Payment Denials

    The letters make it easier for members to appeal a claim denial.

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  • Study: Popular Shoulder Procedure Provides No Relevant Clinical Benefit Over 'Placebo Surgery'

    Researchers noted "marked improvement" among all the participants, but that was the problem.

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  • From PTJ: Are Pain Measures Asking the Right Questions?

    July 20. 2018: From PTJ: Are Pain Measures Asking the Right Questions?

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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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