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Study: Spinal Manipulation for LBP Optimized Via Multifidus Activating Exercises

Jan 8, 2021/Review

The study examines SMT as part of a multi-component treatment protocol — a better reflection of clinical practice, authors say.

"Whole-Souled Devotion to Duty": An Artifact of APTA's Beginnings 100 Years Ago

Jan 13, 2021/Open Access

While Jan. 15, 1921, is cited as the founding date of what would become the American Physical Therapy Association, official records of APTA's early days didn't emerge until almost two months later, by way of the first-ever issue of P.T. Review. The review would go through three name changes over the

CMS Takes Aim at Prior Authorization in Medicaid, CHIP, and Federal Exchanges

Jan 19, 2021/Review

The final rule pushes payers toward more transparency and consistent deadlines for decisions.

CMS Fast-Tracks 'Breakthrough Devices,' Clarifies 'Reasonable and Necessary'

Jan 19, 2021/Review

CMS has finalized a new pathway that could result in quicker coverage of cutting-edge FDA-approved medical devices.

APTA's Outcomes Registry Again Receives Key CMS Designation

Jan 19, 2021/News

The APTA Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry has been approved as a qualified clinical data registry — an important benefit for PTs in MIPS.

Founders' Day Lecturers See the Possibilities

Jan 19, 2021/News

What's one of the best ways to honor 100 years of APTA history? Talk about how bright the future looks because of it.

Code Pairing Edits: Four Things To Know

Jan 25, 2021/Article

APTA successfully advocated for CMS to lift misguided coding edits, and we're working to bring commercial payers around.

Study: Cardiac Rehab Improves Endurance in Stroke Survivors

Feb 1, 2021/Review

Researchers say their findings back the idea that stroke should be included in the diagnoses covered by CR.

APTA Magazine: February 2021

Feb 1, 2021/Magazine Issue

Coronavirus Update: Jan. 26

Jan 26, 2021/Roundup

National vaccine strategy, telehealth coverage extension, long-term COVID-19 effects, and more.