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  • 2015 Medicare Changes: Are You Ready?

    It's no surprise that Medicare has changes in store for 2015 payment policies. But the changes themselves could be surprising if you're not prepared.

    Physical therapists (PTs) in home health, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities can get up to speed on the changes, many of which directly affect physical therapy in postacute care settings, by signing up for a 90-minute APTA webinar on what Medicare has in store for 2015. The program is set for October 16 beginning at 2:00 pm ET, and will cover new Medicare definitions, changes to how therapy minutes are recorded, changes to postacute care quality reporting, and more.

    Participants in the live event will be able to pose questions to the presenters, and will also receive a preview of the upcoming 2014 APTA Postacute Care Compliance Seminar. Cost for the webinar is $99 for APTA members and $169 for nonmembers, which includes on-demand access to the webinar for later viewing. The session will provide 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs).

    More information and registration instructions are available at the APTA Learning Center.

    Comments

    • If you are unable to attend the live webinar would it be available to review after?

      Posted by Shannon on 9/11/2014 10:43 PM

    • Please sign our petition to have Medicare cover hearing aids under HR 3150. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/to-pass-hr-3150.fb73?source=c.fb&r_by=6379786 Please repost to all social media and write your Congressmember. We need this to go viral so Congress hears our voices. Janice Schacter Lintz, Chair, Hearing Access Program

      Posted by Janice Schacter Lintz on 9/12/2014 9:41 AM

    • Shannon: Yes! Purchase of the session includes on-demand access for viewing any time you'd like.

      Posted by News Staff on 9/15/2014 7:12 AM

    • I think hearing aids should be covered as it lends itself to a better quality of life for those who need them. What good is having health care if you can't hear the directions to maintain that health. In turn it should help keep their health costs lower. Many people have to choose between eating or buying medicine. Don't add the option of deciding to hear or buy medicine. It is a part of growing older The medicare payment is for elder health.Hearing is part of that!

      Posted by Susan Younce on 9/29/2014 5:55 PM

    • I believe hearing aids will enable a better quality of life. Please say yes to have hearing aids covered under Medicare!

      Posted by Arlene Thibeau on 10/24/2014 10:07 PM

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