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Kaiser Health News

Readers React: The Slippery Slope Of Preventing Falls

I commend Kaiser Health News for shining a light on the dangers of senior falls ― the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions (“‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even...

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McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Providers sweating proposed 8% cut to therapy services — ‘There’s just no reason for that’

Therapy advocates are pushing back against a proposal that would cut 8% from Medicare payments for physical and occupational therapy services starting in 2021. The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality...

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APTQI Warns Deep Cuts in Final PFS Rule Will Undermine Patient Access to Physical Therapy Services

Eight percent across-the-board cut in 2021 finalized despite lawmaker, sector concerns Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today expressed disappointment in response to the...

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Current in Noblesville

Prioritize Patients

Anyone who loves someone on Medicare understands the constant worry that injury or illness could restrict seniors’ mobility, lead to severe pain and degrade their quality of life.

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Physical Therapists Applaud Representative Blunt Rochester for Supporting Regulatory Reform to Put Patients Over Paperwork

Washington, D.C. – The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE– at large) for urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

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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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