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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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Medications & Mixed Messages: Pharmacology for the Older Adult

This course is designed to inform participants in issues involving the interaction of rehabilitation treatment and pharmacology.

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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, October 2017

    There's some Good Stuff going on with APTA members and the profession.

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  • Foundation Funding Opportunities Available for 2018

    The Foundation is now accepting applications for 2 major funding programs.

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  • Study: CMS Should Pay Closer Attention to Chronic Wounds

    CMS needs to pay more attention to the cost of chronic nonhealing wounds, according to a new study.

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  • CMS Sets Dec 1 Deadline for PQRS Appeals

    Appeal 2018 PQRS payment reduction notices by December 1.

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  • APTA Part of the Effort to Save Rural Hospitals

    Preserving rural hospitals

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  • New 'Rehab Therapists Give Back' Effort Helps Channel Donations to Hurricane Victims in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico

    Rehab Therapists Give Back

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  • State-Level PT Advocates Honored at Policy and Payment Forum

    These state legislative leaders know how to get things done for the profession.

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  • APTA to Submit Feedback on USPSTF Draft Falls Prevention Recommendations

    Draft recommendations for falls prevention have been released by the USPSTF, which is also seeking comments on the draft.

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  • Rates of Cancer Associated With Overweight and Obesity Register Significant Increases from 2005 to 2015, Says CDC

    America's obesity problem is also a cancer problem.

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  • From PT in Motion: Going 'Fixer Upper' on Your Clinic

    From PT in Motion magazine: PTs explore space.

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  • Making the Profession's Voice Heard on Home Health: Multifaceted Advocacy Efforts Deliver Strong Message to CMS

    CMS got an earful from APTA, the Home Health Section, and members on a flawed proposal for home health.

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  • CMS Shelves Controversial Orthotics and Prosthetics Proposal

    CMS is backing off an orthotics and prosthetics proposal that would've affected thousands of PTs.

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  • VA Wants to Move Telehealth Beyond State Borders and Into Vets' Homes

    The VA is ready to cross state lines when it comes to telehealth.

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  • JAMA: Equipment Ownership, Prior Imaging Behavior Predict High Rates of Low-Value Imaging for LBP, Headache

    From JAMA: Equipment ownership is a "consistent independent predictor" of the use of imaging when it's not necessary.

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  • Problems With Humana Claims? Let APTA Know

    Having problems with Humana claims? APTA wants to know.

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  • AGs From 37 States Call for Better Insurance Coverage for Nonopioid Pain Treatment

    37 state AGs are urging insurance companies to do more to support non-opioid pain treatments.

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  • APTA: CMS Proposal for Home Health Creates 'Perverse Financial Incentives' to Reduce Care

    September 26, 2017: APTA tells CMS its proposed home health payment system will do more harm than good.

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  • APTA Board, Nominating Committee Recommendations Must Be In by November 1

    September 25, 2017: Help APTA find its next leaders.

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  • APTA Opposes Graham-Cassidy Due to Patient Impact

    September 22, 2017: The specifics of the US Senate's latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could evolve before any vote, but the basic outline of the "Graham-Cassidy" (or "Cassidy-Graham") legislation raises enough concern that APTA opposed the bill this week.

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  • US Senate Makes Statement With Language to Bring PTAs Into TRICARE

    September 21, 2017: APTA's efforts for revision of the TRICARE payment system to include services by physical therapist assistants (PTAs) got a big push on September 18 when the Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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  • Analysis: Exercise, Psychological Treatment Outperforms Drug-Based Approaches for Cancer-Related Fatigue

    September 21, 2017: Authors of a new meta-analysis say there's little doubt that exercise and psychological interventions, used alone or in combination, are superior to pharmacological approaches in the treatment of cancer-related fatigue (CRF).

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  • Microchips That Reprogram Cells, 'Superglam' Physical Therapy, and Powow Sweat: Highlights From 'Making the Rounds'

    September 20, 2017: This year, PT in Motion News added a new section to the weekly news blast to members—"Making the Rounds," a collection of interesting reads for the profession from across the Internet.

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