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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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North AL PT Night Out - July 27

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6 PM 

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    August 16, 2017: What's up at CMS?

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    August 16, 2017: CMS is backing down on bundling.

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

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  • Study: Prevalence of Knee OA Today Twice What It Was 75 Years Ago

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  • Technological Possibilities, Practical Challenges: Report Looks at Assistive Technologies in the Workplace

    August 14, 2017: Assistive technologies to help individuals in the workplace are developing at a rapid rate, but if the promise of these technologies is to be fully realized then thinking around access, user training, reimbursement, and other barriers needs to catch up.

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  • Population Health Resources Help PTs, PTAs Make the Case for Employer-Sponsored Programs

    Increasingly, employers are warming to an idea already familiar to many PTs and PTAs.

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    August 10, 2017: APTA Formalizes Partnerships with Special Olympics, Move Together, AAOMPT

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  • You Down With QPP? Watch and See (And Take the Quiz)

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  • Shaping the Future of PT Clinical Education: Your Perspective Needed

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    The old "you snooze, you lose" adage couldn't be further from the truth.

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  • APTA Reaches 100K Member Milestone

    It's official: APTA is now 100,000 members strong.

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  • Final Inpatient Payment Rule Increases ACH Payments by $2.4 Billion, Cuts LTCH Payments by $110 million

    Final CMS hospital payment rule: some good news for ACHs, some bad news for LTCHs.

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  • 'Choosing Wisely' App Now Available

    Now it's easier than ever for consumers to make well-informed health care choices—including choices about physical therapist interventions.

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  • Final IRF, SNF Rules for 2018 Vary Little From Proposed Rules Calling for 1% Increases, Quality Reporting Changes

    <p align="center"><img src="http://www.apta.org/uploadedImages/APTAorg/News_and_Publications/News_Now/PTNews_800x400.png" class="img-responsive" /></p><p>SNFs and IRFs will receive a 1% payment increase in 2018, along with changed quality reporting measures.</p>

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  • From PT in Motion Magazine: The PT as Inventor

    Physical therapy is the mother of invention.

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    The portrait that emerged was of a chronic pain population that is older, under more financial stress, and more likely to live with 1 or more comorbidities compared with the average respondent.

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  • CMS Issues Corrections on 2017 Participation Requirement Rule for LTC Facilities

    It's not exactly a total do-over, but CMS has issued a fairly lengthy set of changes to a 2017 LTC facility rule.

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  • Letter Helps PTs Send Unified Message to CMS on 2018 Fee Schedule, More Broad Medicare Changes

    An opportunity to comment on the 2018 fee schedule and Medicare as a whole.

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  • From Move Forward Radio: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Dances to the Beat of a 'New Normal'

    After losing her lower leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, former professional ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet feared she would never step out on the floor again.

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  • Recommendations for APTA Board, Nominating Committee Due by November 1

    APTA's transformational vision requires exceptional leadership. Anyone come to mind? How about you?

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    There's a host of actions from the CMS that PTs need to know about. Are you up on all the changes?

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