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Final Rule on ACA Insurance Exchanges Opens the Door for Market Instability, Disruptions in Care

Apr 11, 2018/News

HHS is making good on the Trump administration's promise to relax requirements in the ACA, releasing a set of rule changes that will alter the way states deal with "essential health benefits" and potentially reduce consumer access to help in choosing an insurance plan in the state marketplaces.

Study: Self-Reported vs Actual Levels of PA Usually Don't Match Up

May 4, 2018/Review

Researchers have found that people aged 50 years and older tend to overestimate the level of physical activity they accomplish.

As APTA's Financial Solutions Center Marks 1 Year, Student Debt Looms Large in the News

Apr 10, 2018/News

The challenges associated with college costs, student debt, and postgraduation financial management continue to make headlines, with very little progress being made in identifying ways to curb what seems to be a growing—and worsening—issue.

Study: Home Is a Better Bet Than Hospitals for Achieving More PA Poststroke

May 22, 2018/Review

There's no place like home for engaging in the levels of physical activity that can aid in recovery poststroke—at least compared with hospitals.

APTA Federal Advocacy Forum Brings the Profession's Energy to Capitol Hill

May 14, 2018/News

270 PTs, PTAs, and students from 48 states who converged on Capitol Hill recently to educate legislators and staff about a range of important issues impacting the profession. The meetings took place April 29–May 1, as part of APTA's annual Federal Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC.

Successful WCPT Efforts in Africa Subject of Capitol Hill Meeting

Apr 25, 2018/News

WCPT is making a difference in the lives of people in need of rehabilitation in conflict-affected countries in Africa, thanks to an innovative program supported by the Leahy War Victims Fund, a special USAID program created by US Sen Patrick Leahy (VT) and funded by Congress.

Study: Primary Care Physician PT Referral Rates Dropped 50% Between 2003 and 2014

Apr 13, 2018/Review

Physician referral to physical therapy declined between 2003 and 2014, while referral to specialist physicians increased.

2018 House of Delegates Motions Now Posted

Apr 23, 2018/News

APTA members can now access the first official packet of motions that will be considered by the 2018 APTA House when it convenes June 25-27, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

Joint Commission Wants Your Comments on Proposed Pain Assessment and Management Requirements

Apr 23, 2018/News

The Joint Commission is developing new requirements related to pain assessment and management in 3 important settings, and your comments can help shape final standards and more clearly define the roles of PTs and PTAs.

2018 APTA Honors and Awards Program Recipients Announced

Apr 23, 2018/News

APTA's national awards program has announced the full 2018 list of recipients of recognition for their outstanding contributions to the physical therapy profession.

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