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APTQI Urges CMS to Revise the Proposed Physical Therapy Provisions in Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule for CY 2020

Proposed across-the-board 8% cut to PT services would create market instability and hinder patient access to therapy services to reduce opioid use and prevent senior falls WASHINGTON –– The Alliance...

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Morning Consult

How Physical Therapy Can Help Confront a Growing Health Crisis

Earlier this year, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an eye-opening report on a deadly yet often overlooked epidemic affecting American seniors: accidental falls. Over the last decade, fall deaths...

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APTQI Urges CMS to Protect Seniors from Debilitating Falls by Preserving Medicare Reimbursement for Physical Therapy

Recognizing Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2019, APTQI is advocating for greater patient access to fall prevention tools such as manual and exercise therapy Washington, D.C. ––  In observance of Falls...

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Portland Press Herald

Commentary: King bill would ease looming physical therapist shortfall

Here in Maine, we know all too well the effect that the opioid crisis is having on our neighbors and loved ones. Because we live in one of the top 10...

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Savannah Morning News

Viewpoints, local view: Put patients over paperwork

In June, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) formally asked for suggestions on how to reduce the administrative burden of health care. The move comes as part...

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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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