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  • APTA 2013 House of Delegates Election Results

    The following members were elected to APTA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Monday night at the House of Delegates (House) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Laurie Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, was elected secretary.

    Stuart Platt, PT, MSPT, was elected vice speaker.

    Roger Herr, PT, MPA, COS-C, was reelected director, and Carolyn Oddo, PT, MS, FACHE, and Susan Whitney, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA, were elected director.

    Cecilia Graham, PT, PhD, and Peggy DeCelle Newman, PT, MHR, were elected to the Nominating Committee.

    These terms become effective at the close of the House on Wednesday.

    New Podcasts: Research Advocacy, Functional Limitation Reporting

    Hear updates on rehabilitation research and functional limitation reporting requirements in 2 new podcasts that APTA has recorded and posted online.

    In the latest "Heard on the Hill," APTA's Adnan Jalil, lead congressional affairs specialist, reports on activities that stemmed from a Section on Research fly-in earlier this year to Capitol Hill, including legislation (S 1027) that calls for follow-up to the National Institutes of Health's Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Medical Rehabilitation.

    The second podcast covers the Medicare Part B functional limitation reporting (FLR) requirements that move out of the testing period on July 1. If physical therapists don't include appropriate G-codes and modifiers on claims forms, Medicare will return the claims unpaid. Listen to Heather Smith, APTA's program director of quality, and avail yourself to APTA's other resources on FLR so you aren't caught off guard come July 1.

    APTA podcasts are prerecorded discussions and interviews, not live events. Transcripts accompany most podcasts. Members can listen to podcasts at their convenience by clicking on the links provided in News Now articles, visiting www.apta.org/Podcasts/, or subscribing to APTA podcasts on iTunes.