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Home Health Section Members Adopt Statement on the Value of Home Health Physical Therapy

At the end of September of 2017, Home Health Section members adopted a statement on the value of home health physical therapy.

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2017 ALAPTA Election Results

The results are in!

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2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

CMS has finally released their proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule on Friday, July 14.  The Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) includes some positive news for physical therapists.

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RECENT POSTS FROM APTA

  • Major Health Industry Groups Look to Streamline Prior Authorization

    While prior insurance authorization may be right up there with death and taxes when it comes to life's certainties, 6 major health industry groups believe the process could be much improved.  

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  • Study: To Avoid LBP, Runners Should Think Deep

    “The deep erector spinae required the largest compensations when weakened individually.”

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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, January 2018

    The brave, the creative, the dedicated - all in this month's "Good Stuff."

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  • Film Star Kathy Bates Helps to Spread the Word on Lymphedema Management in APTA Oncology Section's Journal

    "We need awareness. …Please help me spread the word."

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  • Ohio Workers' Comp Program Requires Nonsurgical, Nonopioid Treatment of LBP as a First Step

    The state now requires that all workers with work-related back injuries undergo at least 60 days of nonsurgical care, including physical therapy,  before pursuing other treatments.

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  • APTA Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry Again Receives CMS Designation for MIPS Reporting

    The value of the Registry goes well beyond MIPS data submission.

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  • From PTJ: Office Work Doesn't Have To Be a Pain in the Neck

    Could exercises in the workplace reduce office workers' neck pain?

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  • Survey: HIIT Tops the List of Fitness Trends for 2018

    What's the future of fitness?

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  • CDC: 40% of Patients With Arthritis Don't Receive Exercise Counseling From Providers

    "The prevalence of [exercise] counseling remains low for a self-managed behavior with proven benefits and few risks, especially among those who are inactive."

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  • The Hard Therapy Cap Is Here: Answers to Some Common Questions

    Questions and answers about the no-exceptions therapy cap now in place.

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  • Most-Read Student Pulse Blog Posts of 2017 Point to a Bright Future for the Profession

    APTA's Student Assembly Pulse blog series is worth checking out.

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  • Get the Latest on the Future of Payment—And the Now of Home Health

    Are you ready for the future of payment—both near-term and down the road? APTA is ready to help you stay up to speed.  

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  • Study: Referral to Physical Therapy for LBP Reduces Odds of Later Opioid Prescription—Even When Patients Don't Follow Up on the Referral

    "Recommending physical therapy provides reassurance to patients that their LBP is best managed with physical activity and is in line with advice to stay active."

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  • 2017's Top Stories From PT in Motion News

    The most-read PT in Motion News stories from 2017.

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  • Do-Over: Check Out PT in Motion Magazine's Most-Read Articles From 2017

    While PT in Motion gears up for 2018, why not catch up on what you may have missed from last year?

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  • Humana Lifts Prior Authorization Requirements for Physical Therapist Services

    "This is great news for patients and PTs, but this change also presents a bigger opportunity."

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  • From PTJ: New Health Promotion Model May Equip PTs to Address Wellness and Prevention

    When it comes to prevention and wellness, these researchers believe a new clinical model could help bridge the gap between knowing and doing.

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  • Foundation Awards Research Grants, Kendall Scholarships

    The Foundation has announced its latest round of scholarship and grant recipients.

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  • Inaction by Congress Triggers No-Exceptions Therapy Cap in 2018

    "Congress’ inaction creates the worst-case scenario for patients and providers," said APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD.

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  • APTA Urges CMS to Consider Ripple Effects of Medicare Advantage Changes for 2019

    "Iin addition to making changes that improve that access, CMS needs to make sure it maintains the gains we've already made." 

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  • Study: High-Intensity Exercise Shows Promise for Patients With PD

    High intensity exercise for patients with PD shows promise, say researchers.

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  • PTJ: Research on Computer Gaming's Effectiveness in Physical Therapy Needs to Level Up

    Active computer gaming had a "significant moderate effect" on cognition and balance, but but didn't improve functional mobility reduce fear of falling.

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