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Capitol Hill Day: What You Need To Know

Capitol Hill Day in-person meetings are held on September 14. The meetings are held from approximately 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  

Technology's Brave New World of Ethical Challenges Explored in PT in Motion Magazine

Nov 6, 2019/News

That latest piece of technology you're thinking about weaving into your practice? Maybe it should come with a warning label. This month, PT in Motion magazine takes a look at the ethical issues that new technologies can introduce in physical therapist practice. From seemingly offhand social media posts

Final 2020 Fee Schedule: CMS Relents on PTA Differential System for 2020; Presses on With Planned 8% Cut to Physical Therapy in 2021

Nov 4, 2019/News

A major win, and a major challenge: that's what APTA and the profession are facing with CMS' release of the 2020 fee schedule.

Study: Despite Guidelines for OA, Rates of Physician Referral to Physical Therapy Remained Low, Orthopedic Surgeon Narcotic Prescription...

Oct 28, 2019/Review

Orthopedic surgeons and PCPs don't seem to be getting the message, according to researchers.

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