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New Medicare ID System Goes Fully Operational on January 1, 2020

Oct 23, 2019/News

Time's (nearly) up: if you haven't transitioned to Medicare's new patient identifier system, you need to make the switch by December 31. Recently, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the 21-month period for transition to the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) is

Roundtable: Exercise Could 'Transform' Cancer Treatment, Prevention

Oct 18, 2019/News

A coalition of health and professional organizations including APTA is making it clear: exercise has a crucial role to play in both the prevention of cancer and improving quality of life for individuals who have been diagnosed.

The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, October 2019

Oct 16, 2019/News

"The Good Stuff" is an occasional series that highlights recent media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs and PTAs are transforming health care and society every day. Enjoy! Quotable: “She pushes me almost to the limit every time

CMS Releases a Burden Reduction Rule That Affects a Wide Range of Facilities, Settings

Sep 30, 2019/Review

A CMS rule aimed at reducing Medicare- and Medicaid-related regulatory burdens for the most part hits the target.

PTs in Pain: Study Finds Relationships Between PTs Who Experience MSK Pain and Hours Worked, Patient Volume, and Years of Experience

Sep 23, 2019/Review

A survey of PTs in Spain revealed that about half had experienced moderate-to-high levels of LBP in the last 30 days.

5 Ways to Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Sep 17, 2019/News

An estimated 1 in 4 adults 65 and older experiences a fall each year, and according to a recent study, falls-related deaths among adults 75 and older are on the rise, all of which makes falls prevention more relevant than ever. With Falls Prevention Awareness Day coming September 23, now is a great time

New Rule Allows CMS to Deny Enrollment to Providers 'Affiliated' With Sanctioned Entities

Sep 9, 2019/Review

CMS issued a rule that allows it to revoke enrollments of providers or suppliers who have an "affiliation" with previously sanctioned entities.

Posture and Movement Coordination, Sensorimotor Integration May Affect Motor Skills in Children With Autism

Sep 6, 2019/Review

A study explored differences among children with and without ASD in motor planning and control.

3D Technology: All That's Fit to Print?

Sep 3, 2019/News

When it comes to 3D printing and physical therapy, the future is now—well, almost now. In the September issue of PT in Motion magazine: "A New Dimension to Physical Therapy," a feature article that explores the current use of 3D as well as its challenges and possibilities, as seen through the eyes of

'Fundamentally Flawed': APTA's Comments on CMS' Plan Around PTAs, OTAs Target Potential Harms

Aug 30, 2019/News

The big picture: a bad plan for determining when services are delivered by a PTA or OTA The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed physician fee schedule rule for 2020 includes provisions that would require providers to navigate a complex system intended to identify when outpatient

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The Role of Health Promotion in Physical Therapy in California, New York, and Tennessee

May 31, 2004/Research Reports

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Pusher Syndrome

May 31, 2004/Letters to the Editor

Reliability, Internal Consistency, and Validity of Data Obtained With the Functional Gait Assessment

Sep 30, 2004/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. The Functional Gait Assessment (FGA) is a

Decision Making for Physical Therapy Service Delivery in Schools: A Nationwide Survey of Pediatric Physical Therapists

Sep 30, 2004/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. A nationwide survey was conducted to explore

Ultrasound Efficacy

Sep 30, 2004/Letters to the Editor

“STEPS” in Practice

Jun 30, 2004/Editor's Note

The Role of Genetics and Environment in Lifting Force and Isometric Trunk Extensor Endurance

Jun 30, 2004/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. Our understanding of what different back performance

Effects of Live, Videotaped, or Written Instruction on Learning an Upper-Extremity Exercise Program

Jun 30, 2004/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. Today's health care environment encourages