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Call for Awards Nominations – Deadline July 1

Marilyn Gossman Professionalism in Physical Therapy Award Purpose: To honor a Chapter Member demonstrating outstanding professionalism in any of the areas of physical therapy service, practice, education and/or research. Prerequisite criteria are listed below:  Active Chapter Member  Engaged in the physical therapy profession for at least 15 years.  Has positively and substantially …

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Improving Patient Access to Care in 2020, Removing the Referral Barriers

As most of you know, in 2019 ALAPTA’s legislative efforts to improve Alabamians’ ability to access the services of a Physical Therapist fell short of the goal, despite our best efforts. The legislative process can be tedious and those who navigate the waters must understand that change does not come easily or quickly. Prior to …

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Important Changes to BCBS of Alabama Reimbursement Coming Nov 1

Yesterday, BCBS of Alabama announced they will implement the Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction policy effective November 1, 2019. This means that only the first CPT code billed will be paid at 100%, and each subsequent CPT code per visit, per patient will be reduced by 50% of the practice expense. What this translates to is …

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Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Look-up Tool

At Fall conference Professional Issues, I mentioned the NEW Medicare cards that are being mailed out to all Medicare recipients. Palmetto has a new tool to help! At Fall conference Professional Issus, I mentioned the NEW Medicare cards that are being mailed out to all Medicare recipients.  Palmetto has a new tool to help!. The …

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ASU student’s served on a student panel with UAB medical students for the Baptist Health Exploring Program

ASU student’s (pictured left to right) Ariel Johnson, Olivia Walker, Ike Obakpolor, and Brianna Fairley served on a student panel with UAB medical students for the Baptist Health Exploring Program. This program consists of high school students from the Montgomery area who are interested in health care careers. Many of these high schoolers are from …

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