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  • Fighting the Opioid Crisis: APTA Releases White Paper Pointing the Way to Better Policies on Nondrug Pain Treatment

    No lasting gains can be made in the opioid crisis until stakeholders and policymakers in the country's health care system embrace the value of nonpharmacological approaches to chronic pain.

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  • Study: Progressive Strengthening Program Shows Promise Over 'Standard of Care' Rehab for Patients Post-TKA

    "The lack of consensus between therapists and surgeons on the optimal timing and amount of rehabilitation... may potentially have important negative effects on postsurgical outcomes."

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  • Collaborative Stop the Cap Efforts from APTA, AOTA, ASHA Receive National Award

    This is the fourth national award APTA has received from ASAE in the past 2 years.

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  • APTA Selects Rapport for Education Research Fellowship

    "This is an important time for investigations into clinical education in physical therapy."

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

    Recent media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on how individual PTs and PTAs are transforming health care and society every day.

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  • Study: A Few Tests (And Demographic Variables) Can Help Predict Success of Nonsurgical Treatment of ACL Injury in Athletes

    Sometimes age can be an advantage.

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  • CMS to Expand List of DMEPOS Requiring Prior Authorization

    The additional codes will go into effect on September 1 of this year.

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  • APTA Provides an Easy Way to Share Your Comments on Proposed SNF Rule

    Want to make your voice heard on the proposed CMS rule for SNFs? APTA makes it easy.

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  • From PT in Motion Magazine: Diversifying the Profession

    "Increasing the diversity of the profession and providing information on the importance and understanding of cultural competence have been part of APTA's vision, guiding principles, and mission for many years."

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  • CMS Reports High Levels of Participation in MIPS; Will It Be Expanded to PTs in 2019?

    All indications point to PTs being required to participate in MIPS or APMs as early as 2019.

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  • AMA: Drop in Opioid Prescription Rates Good News; More Nonopioid Pain Treatment Needed

    Among the recommendations: a call for "all public and private payers...[to] ensure that patients have access to affordable, non-opioid pain care."

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  • CMS Hopes to Reboot 'Pre-Claim Demonstration' Proposal for HHAs in 5 States

    The project will be rolled out in 5 states, with the possibility for expansion.

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  • Don't Miss Out: 4 Events at NEXT You Have to See for Yourself

    There are 4 events—2 lectures, 1 panel discussion, and 1, well…something else—that should be on your "can't miss" list for NEXT 2018.

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  • CDC: Rates of Outpatient Rehab Poststroke Low in Several States

    Despite its proven effectiveness at helping individuals recover from stroke and its important role in preventing future events, outpatient rehabilitation poststroke is still underutilized in many states, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and

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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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