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  • New Podcast: Physical Therapy Services in Palliative Care

    In the latest installment in a series of podcasts on hospice and palliative care, Stephen Gudas, PT, PhD, describes the goals of palliative care—to live better with disease and address the symptoms of illness—and the role physical therapists play in meeting those goals by helping patients preserve function and dignity. Gudas, who practices physical therapy in the cancer rehabilitation program of the Massey Cancer Center at the Medical College of Virginia, also illustrates how a high-functioning palliative care team can meet the needs of patients and their families. 

    APTA will hold an audio conference titled Hospice and Palliative Care: The Collaborative Role of Physical Therapy on Tuesday, November 13, 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Online registration closes 11:00 pm ET Thursday, November 8, or as soon as all available spaces are filled.


    • How do I register for this audio conference?

      Posted by Elizabeth Herring -> >HPZAO on 11/2/2012 6:27 PM

    • I assume pallative care is capped under the $1240 limit and would not be manually approved beyond? I do hope the manual review process is vastly improved and more fair. WPS currently has two letters that I have seen, one denying the full number of requested visits, and one letter denying all but five requested visits, not saying WPS is approving the five visits. The reason stated is that the skilled services of a PT are not needed for balance and safety; no reconsiderations allowed, but you may send in additional info on top of the three months of past records already demanded for the first review.

      Posted by Carolyn Bloom on 11/4/2012 5:26 PM

    • Will there be another opportunity to view this podcast on hospice and palliative care by Stephen Gudas, PT, PhD? Thanks, Kim

      Posted by Kim on 11/14/2012 11:11 AM

    • Kim: The podcast is available to members via the first link above. The audio conference will be archived and available for purchase in the APTA Learning Center.

      Posted by News Now Staff on 11/14/2012 2:25 PM

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