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  • Ahhh…Paris in April: Another Adventure to Raise Awareness for PT Research

    Physical therapy research advocate, Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation) trustee, and general ball of energy Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, is at it again—ready to set out on another adventure to raise money for physical therapy research.

    And this time, everyone's invited to join him.

    Paris announced that beginning Friday, April 1, he will begin his "Ride for PT Research," a 3,000-mile bicycle journey across the United States. And he says he's going to do it with only 3 days' rest.

    Similar to adventures he took on in 2014 and 2015—attempts to circumnavigate the globe solo in his sailboat—Paris is hoping to raise money for the Foundation through donations to his project.

    This time, however, in addition to making donations, supporters can actually take part in the journey: Paris is inviting riders to join him on any segment of the trip—or for the entire ride. Think of it as a chance to visit Paris by bike.

    Paris will be using the Adventure Cycling Association's southern tier route, beginning in San Diego and ending in St Augustine, Florida.

    "We have appreciated Stanley’s multiple efforts in the past to advocate on behalf of the Foundation," said Foundation Board of Trustees President Barbara Connolly, PT, DPT, EdD, FAPTA, in a Foundation press release. "There is a huge need to continue to raise awareness and publicize physical therapy research. We are truly excited to have him take on this challenge with the Foundation in mind."

    2016 - 01 - 08 - Stan Paris Bike Ride

    CMS Announces 14-Day Hold on 2016 Claims; Predicts 'Minimal Impact'

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will hold claims on services provided in 2016 until possibly as long as January 15 in order to fix "technical errors" it discovered after publication of the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule.

    According to a CMS announcement, the hold will not affect claims for services provided in 2015, and should have "minimal impact on provider cash flow," as current law prevents payment on clean electronic claims any sooner than 14 days after receipt.