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  • Move Forward Radio Discusses the Effects of Pregnancy on Running

    Today’s episode of Move Forward Radio focused on a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy examining the effects of pregnancy on the biomechanics of runners.

    Study coauthors Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD, and Liz Chumanov, PT, DPT, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explain their findings and offer advice for women who want to continue to run during pregnancy and after.

    Also interviewed is one of the study’s participants, who shared her personal experiences of running during and after pregnancy.

    Move Forward Radio airs approximately twice a month. Episodes are featured and archived at MoveForwardPT.com, APTA's official consumer information website, and can be streamed online via Blog Talk Radio or downloaded as a podcast via iTunes.

    Recent episodes have examined stress induced urinary incontinence, pulmonary conditions, and cycling performance and injuries.

    APTA members are encouraged to alert their patients to the radio series and other MoveForwardPT.com resources to educate the public about the benefits of treatment by a physical therapist. Ideas for future episodes and other feedback can be e-mailed to consumer@apta.org.

    APTA 'Insider Intel' Call-Ins Debut With Discussion of Therapy Cap Exceptions

    APTA's new "Insider Intel" monthly Q&A call-in program starts August 13, 2:00 pm–2:30 pm, ET, with the topic of the Medicare therapy cap exceptions process.

    To register for a spot, e-mail advocacy@apta.org with "August 13 Call" in the subject line.

    Based on high demand for information on emerging policy and payment topics, APTA staff will host monthly "Insider Intel" Q&A call-ins dedicated to specific hot topics in policy and payment on the second Tuesday of every month, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm, ET, free to APTA members. If you're unable to participate live, these calls will be recorded and posted afterward.

    Therapists are experiencing a fast paced and changing policy and payment environment with the implementation of the health care reform and refinements to payment. These calls will provide you with the latest information you need to know to keep up-to-date and adapt your practice to comply with these policies.

    Medicare Call-In to Focus on ICD-10 Basics and CMS Implementation

    Are you ready to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Medicare Learning Network will host a free call-in on August 22, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm, ET featuring a presentation on ICD-10 basics by Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and an implementation update by CMS. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

    To register, visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, so register early.

    The agenda includes:

    • Benefits of ICD-10
    • Similarities and differences from ICD-9
    • Coding
    • Basics of finding a diagnosis code
    • Placeholder "x"
    • Unspecified codes
    • External cause of injury codes
    • Type of encounter
    • Training needs and timelines
    • Resources for coding and training
    • National implementation issues

    DCoE to Host Webinar on TBI Screening and Assessment

    An upcoming webinar hosted by the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) will review traumatic brain injury (TBI), explain how military TBI presents in clinical practice settings, compare TBI with posttraumatic stress disorder, and describe screening and assessment methods.

    Click here to register for the August 15 event, which takes place 1:00 pm–2:30 pm, ET.

    Presenter is Sherray L. Holland, PA-C, TBI clinical educator and contractor with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center; moderator is Lt Cmdr Cathleen Shields, MS, CCC-SLP, acting director of the Division of Education and Multimedia Education Materials and office chief for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.