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American Journal of Managed Care

Payers: Embrace the Value of Physical Therapy to Reduce Costs

As our country continues its push to lower the cost of healthcare, especially among the burgeoning population of seniors with age-related disabilities, transitioning to a value-based insurance design (VBID) payment...

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APTQI Commends Representative Olson for Promoting Regulatory Reforms

Rep. Olson’s Letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma Urged the Agency to Remove Regulatory Barriers by Requiring Either a Physician Referral or a Signed Care Plan—But Not Both Washington, D.C....

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Kaiser Health News

Letters to the Editor: Preventing Falls For A New Generation

Your piece “More Seniors Are Dying In Falls. Doctors Could Do More To Reduce The Risk” (June 27) addresses an important yet rarely discussed epidemic that has become increasingly deadly...

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Physical Therapy Groups Release Roadmap to Create Benchmarks for High-Quality, Value-Based Care

New report designed to help improve patients’ quality of care and establish baseline metrics for determining the value of physical therapy Washington, DC –– Today a group of physical therapy...

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Daily Journal

YOUR OPINION: Wicker bill would ease physical therapist shortfall

Research has shown that one of the biggest causes of the nation’s overdose crisis is an overabundance of prescription opioids. While opioids may be medically necessary for some patients, it...

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Delaware Online

Cut red tape for physical therapists

Patients across Delaware depend upon physical therapy to regain independence and strength following an injury or improve quality of life when managing chronic pain. As a physical therapist, I’ve dedicated...

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Denton Record-Chronicle

Colby Pigg: It’s time to truly put patients over paperwork

In October 2017, the Trump administration announced the “Patients over Paperwork” initiative — a plan that aimed, in its own words, to “reduce regulatory burdens on health care providers to...

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The Hill

Congress: Expand access to physical therapy for underserved communities

As we have watched the opioid epidemic spread across the United States, we’ve arguably seen small-town Americans hit the hardest. Drug overdose fatalities are at an all-time high and have increased with alarming frequency...

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Martinsville Bulletin

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Physical therapists needed

We are in the middle of a national shortage of physical therapists. Estimates show that by 2025, an additional 27,000 physical therapists will be needed to meet the growing demand....

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Morning Consult

How Telehealth-Based Physical Therapy Can Save Lives and Money

American seniors are facing an epidemic. It’s an epidemic that strips away their ability to live and function independently, presenting staggering costs to Medicare and America’s broader health care system....

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