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MedPage Today

Deeper Medicare Cuts Won’t Reduce the $50B Spending on Older Adult Falls

Falls among seniors pose a significant public health challenge, leading to 3 millionopens in a new tab or window emergency room visits and more than 36,000 deathsopens in a new tab or window each…

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APTQI Welcomes OCCUPRO

OCCUPRO joins as the latest member of APTQI’s Vendor Affiliate Program WASHINGTON, DC – The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) – a coalition of physical therapy providers…

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Home Health Care News

Study Highlights Physical Therapy’s Clinical, Financial Benefits Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Increased physical therapy (PT) utilization is associated with significant reductions in hospitalizations and emergency room visits, more evidence shows. Meanwhile, home health providers are still grappling with how to manage…

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Charleston Gazette-Mail

Better access to physical therapy a must in WV

West Virginia’s senior citizens are fighting two epidemics: falls and opioids. While there are no easy solutions to these serious problems, greater access to physical therapy has the potential to…

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With Yet Another Round of Serious Medicare Cuts, the Physical Therapy Community Calls on Congress to Act to Protect Seniors’ Access to Care

Following years of continued cuts, CMS is once again proposed slashing reimbursement rates to physical, occupational, and speech therapy in its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule for CY2024….

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McKnights Long-Term Care News

Study: PT following a fall slashes ED visits, opioid use in Medicare recipients

The use of physical therapy following a fall-related injury significantly reduces the rate of serious new injuries, related opioid use and healthcare costs among falls-prone patients, a new study has…

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Analysis: Increased Use of Physical Therapy Among Medicare Patients Prone to Falls Could Reduce Healthcare Spending by $10 Billion

Amid epidemic of falls, report shows Medicare beneficiaries who received physical therapy after a fall were 50% less likely to visit the emergency room or be hospitalized Washington, D.C. ––…

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APTQI Welcomes Performance Health

Performance Health joins APTQI’s New Vendor Affiliate Membership Program WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) is pleased to announce Performance Health as its inaugural vendor…

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APTQI Commends Re-Introduction of Expanded Telehealth Access Act

Bipartisan legislation aims to permanently allow virtual access to therapy for Medicare beneficiaries Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) applauds the reintroduction of the…

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Arizona Daily Star

Access to Physical Therapy Vital for Aging Arizonians

Physical therapy is a cost-effective, patient-preferred option to prevent and treat pain without medication. It is clinically proven to improve strength, function, and mobility, especially for seniors as they age….

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